On Mon, 11 Dec 2000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> it seems
> that modeswitching will only work if you have a virtual desktop size defined
> which is at least as big as your highest resolution (I was using a virtual
> desktop size the same as my highest resolution, but I presume bigger would
> work too). Am I correct in my deduction ?
>> I think I can see the logic, in that this means that physical screen
> resolution can be changed without affecting the positions or sizes of
> existing windows, so only the X server is involved. Otherwise, the WM would
> have to be involved too, so that it could resize all windows to fit inside a
> smaller resolution (of course there's no issue if a higher reolution is
> selected). 'doze does this (just checked in VMware) by simply arbitrarily
> resizing windows so that they fit in the new screen size.
>This does indeed seem to be the case (refering to your deduction), and
it's always pissed me off. I'd never really thought about the reasoning
behind it, but the fact that you were forced to have a virtual desktop if
you ever wanted to run a higher resolution is really annoying.
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