Issue 26141 - slide show in xinerama should (optionally) use only one monitor
Summary: slide show in xinerama should (optionally) use only one monitor
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp
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Reported: 2004-03-05 02:07 UTC by richardneill
Modified: 2014-05-02 12:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description richardneill 2004-03-05 02:07:59 UTC
I have 2 monitors and use Xinerama. When I use the slide show, the presentation
is helpfully shown centred across the break between 2 monitors! 
(I see an 800x1200 black bar on the left; then a 1600x1200 presentation, broken
in half; then an 800x1200 black bar on the right). This would be especially
nasty if the monitors were of different size or resolution.

Perhaps Ooo should only show on one monitor, or at least give the option.
I'd suggest that if xinerama is detected, Ooo should offer to:

       a)Display fullscreen on one monitor (which one?) and blank the other(s)
       b)Display fullscreen on one monitor
       c)Display fullscreen centred across monitors.
a) should be the default.

Lastly, thanks for Ooo - it's great!

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-03-05 07:44:13 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 deathtobill 2004-04-15 01:12:02 UTC
This does not happen for me.

I use Xinerama on my laptop, with either a monitor or projector as a second 
monitor.  Typically the main screen is running at 1400x1050 and the external 
monitor at 1280x1024.  When I start openoffice, and move it to the second 
screen, then start a presentation, the presentation always appears on the first 
screen, when really it would be much more useful on the second screen.

I agree that Xinerama support should be considered, but I don't observe what 
the OP observes, and think the default should not be to blank other monitors.
Comment 3 richardneill 2004-04-15 01:59:22 UTC
Re deathtobill's comment, I'm suggesting that Ooo should probably pop up a
dialog box asking what we want to do.

As for Xinerama, there may be a difference between the "regular" way of doing
Xinerama (2 different X $DISPLAYs), and Nvidia's "Twinview" (which is what I
have; it creates a single X $DISPLAY, but the window manager is still aware
somehow of where the borders lie.) This is just a guess; I'm not a Xinerama expert!

- Richard
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:13:43 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
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Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:16:15 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".