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#188 Changing monitor resolution crashes

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Rootless (76)
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2003-11-24
2002-05-28
Anonymous
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Loss of focus (must force quit) when the 2nd monitor
resolution is changed.,

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    It is a rule of thumb that you can't change the monitor resolution on X11 servers once they have started. We haven't explored all the bad things that can happen, but you shouldn't be doing this. This is a limitation of the X11 protocol design.

     
    • summary: loss of focus --> Changing monitor resolution crashes
    • status: open --> open-wont-fix
     
  • Greg Parker
    Greg Parker
    2002-05-28

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    We might be able to shut down a little more cleanly in this case. The OS sends us a notification when screen arrangement changes. If it's something that X11 can't handle, we can present a "Live Dangerously / Quit" dialog and ignore XWarpCursor until the user clicks one of those buttons.

     
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    Good idea about the "Live Dangerously" dialog. This would add a lot of polish to this user interface pitfall.

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> torrey
    • status: open-wont-fix --> open
     
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    There is some code from Apple's X11 that handles resolution
    changes well. I plan to merge this into XFree86 to fix this bug.