[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] Improved Xinerama support in fullscreen mode
Sigmund Augdal Helberg
dnumgis at videolan.org
Wed Dec 27 01:25:58 CET 2006
On 12/26/06, Harry Bock <hbock at providence.edu> wrote:
> Hope you all had a nice Christmas!
> These patches affect the X11 video output modules (X11, GLX, and XVideo
> - modules/video_output/x11) to give a more intuitive behavior to the way
> VLC handles fullscreen mode for Xinerama desktops. Previously, the
> monitor had to be specified in the advanced configuration options, but
> my patch makes it so that the screen will be selected by the current
> position of the mouse cursor. I believe this is more along the line of
> what users would expect.
> The option to use the pointer to select which screen to use is now the
> default, with the originally defined behavior used should the user
> disable my option (which could be preferable in some situations).
> This has been tested successfully against the current VLC 0.8.6 source
> code, using Fedora Core 6 x86_64. Also, it might be worthwhile to note
> that I am using MergedFB and not Xinerama directly.
If I'm not all wrong the default behaviour used to be that fullscreen
should go to the screen on which the movie was currently playing. If
you wanted to fullscreen on the other desktop, just drag the window to
that screen before fullscreening. This was fairly intuitive for me,
even more so that what you suggest here. I do now have a xinerama
setup to test with at the moment, so I can't confirm that this is
still the behaviour, not test your patch, sorry.
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