Bug 136787 - Need option for panel to span multiple screens
Summary: Need option for panel to span multiple screens
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-22 12:06 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-28 14:00:28 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2004-10-22 12:06:38 UTC
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Gecko/20041020 Epiphany/1.4.4

Description of problem:
It would be nice if the panel could span multiple screens.
Currently a panel is needed for each screen.

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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-10-28 14:00:28 UTC
Best thing to do is add some rationale as to why there's a need for
both behaviours as opposed to one or the other. Alternatively, explain
why you think spanning the entire screen is always the right thing:


Comment 2 Need Real Name 2004-10-28 14:12:39 UTC
There is a need for both behaviours because there is a need for both

If you have two monitors next to each other, with no (or little) join
between the two, then what you really have, in effect, is a single
wide monitor. Spanning the entire screen is the right thing to do.

If you have two monitors near each other, with a gap between them,
then it makes more sense that the monitors are treated separately.

Allowing a panel to be sized horizontally would fix this bug (a
preference would be a nicer fix though).

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-10-28 14:20:45 UTC
Sorry, I should have been more clear - please add your comments to the
upstream bug report

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