X11 and virtual screen resolution

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 06:09:37 PDT 2004

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:15:18 +0200, Lucas <thelucas at directbox.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I would like to ask whether it is possible to "instruct" the window
> manager(KDE in my case) to maximize windows to the width of the visible
> part of the screen and not to the width of the virtual screen. I
> configured my X11 to set 1280x768 for virtual screen whereas the physical
> resolution is 1024x768. Windows widen up all the way to the "1280" when
> maximized, which is kind of disturbing. I was just wondering if it were
> possible to change this behavior or not.

Nope.  not at the moment.  perhaps in xinerama 2.0, but I haven't yet
looked into that.  What would be useful is a maximize to frame
function in xinerama.


> Thank you for your responses,
> Lucas

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