[Gambas-user] Screen.class could do with "TotalWidth" or something

Bruce Steers bsteers4 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 15:50:14 CET 2022

PS. this also probably explains the issue i had a while ago with dialogs
and windows not popping up on the correct monitor.
I (and everyone else) assumed the windows were only opening on the primary
display , but it's not the case , I just discovered if the primary is on
the right then they open on the secondary left hand display.

i doubt it works on a QT system but the x11 hint _GTK_WORKAREAS_D0 gives me
something i can work with.

On Mon, 31 Oct 2022 at 14:29, Bruce Steers <bsteers4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've just been investigating Screen.class with 2 monitors connected.
> It seems if my primary monitor is to the left of the secondary I get this
> info from Screen.class
> Screen.X = 0
> Screen.Width = Primary width
> (no information about secondary display)
> If the primary is to the right then i get this..
> Screen.X = secondary screen width
> Screen.Width = primary screen width
> so seeing Screen.X is the width of the other monitor i can see i have 2
> monitors and i can move the window over to the other screen.
> (i did not try but i assume Form.Move() will use a negative number)
> even if i have to use X11.MoveWindow at least i can use the fact Screen.X
> is not zero to detect a secondary monitor to the left.
> It would be great to get better info about another monitor if the primary
> is on the left though.
> Maybe something like a Screen.TotalWidth or Screen.ExtendedWidth could be
> something that refers to a larger overall usable display size not just the
> monitor width? then we can detect a secondary on the right as well.
> Respects
> BruceS
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