On Wed 18.07.2001, 8:56:18 -0400, Dion.Vansevenant@... said in public:
>Is anyone running IceWM in a dual- (or multi-) head configuration? I'm
>playing with the concept, but haven't found enough useful information yet.
>Enlightenment and BlackBox with automatically start another instance of
>themselves if they detect multiple monitors, but I don't like how they work
>(which is why I've been using IceWM for the last 6 months or so).
>I discovered that I could do "icewm -display :0.1" from the command line
>and get it started on my second screen, but I can't move applications from
>screen to screen once they are running, which is not a *huge* deal for me,
>but it would be nice. It also starts up with the IceWM taskbar, not the
Right. I've played w/ this setup, and I'm using xinerama now. With xinerama
you just have one single screen (:0.0) instead of two (:0.0 and :0.1). Some
window managers detect a second screen on :0.1 and automatically cover it
too, IceWM doesn't.
Started manually on the second display IceWM doesn't allow to copy/paste and
to move windows between the two screens (which other WMs do allow? I don't
>Any hints or tips anyone could share would be most appreciated as I think
>this setup may be good for some of our developers.
Use xinerama. IceWM automatically uses both monitors. Only problem is it
doesn't handle well screens which aren't the same size (i.e. have a blind
area), windows still get placed there. And IceWM doesn't let you "feel" a
move from one monitor to the other (EdgeResistance).