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Bug 73199 - RFE: no virtual screens and workspaces aren't enough
RFE: no virtual screens and workspaces aren't enough
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2002-08-31 14:56 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-31 14:56:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
RFE: Virtual screens in window manager, metacity or otherwise.  I have been
unable to find a good way (i.e. not gconf editor) to change my window manager to
test if current sawfish supports virtual screens.  Alternatively, workspaces
could allow moving and stretching apps across workspaces, and scrolling with
mouse between workspaces.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.use metacity as wm

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We've had virtual screens in fvwm, fvwm2, afterstep, window maker, ..., sawfish.
 It's cruel to take them away now with metacity.  If sawfish still supports
them, that's fine -- but where is something like the old gnome control panel
with an option to change your wm?
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-02 17:42:03 EDT
If this happens it will be on the gnome.org level, not the Red Hat level. 
It's already been much-rehashed though and most likely the answer is 
that viewports will not be in metacity, but may be in other WMs.
A WM-switching UI can't be in the default typical-user-visible control panels
because it's a good way for them to break their desktop; if gnome.org adds an
"advanced power user tweak" tool like Windows XP TweakUI, then it might have it.

(In the meantime it's easy to switch, just kill current WM, run your other WM,
then gnome-session-save.)

WONTFIX because this is best handled upstream not by Red Hat.

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