[xmonad] New XMonadContrib module: IndependentScreens

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Feb 24 20:26:25 EST 2009

On 2009 Feb 24, at 18:41, Fred Blasdel wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
> <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> Most window managers assume that if you're using Xinerama, that's  
>> what you
>> want --- because that's what Xinerama *does*.  If you want them  
>> separate,
>> disable Xinerama.
> But without Xinerama don't you lose a ton of basic functionality, like
> the ability to migrate windows between screens? Daniel Wagner's module

I'm not saying their reasoning is *correct*... after all, I'm here :)   
Just explaining the thought process (if you can call it that) involved  
with most window managers.

Most window managers aren't really well thought out when it comes to  
multiple monitors; many of my coworkers use window managers that think  
the appropriate way to display a centered dialog under Xinerama is to  
split it across all the monitors!  (color me "wtf?" --- who could ever  
have thought that was rational?!)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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