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Old 01-22-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Multiple Desktops,... is it possible?

Hi, The fist distro of linux I tried was RedHat V1 along time ago, (Please don't get me wrong I tried it years ago and and carried on using windows, but about 18 months ago give Linix another go to see how it has improved and haven't gone back. i've not been using it all that long).

Any way, I remember i could set my desktop area bigger then my screen area and when the mouse hit the edge of the screen the desktop would scroll about.

I was wondering if it was possible to have to desktops, the fist the same size as the screen as it is by default, but the second desktop to be bigger and do what i described above?

If you know how please let me know, or on the other hand if you know it is not possible to make the two act differently please let me know also so i don't spend hours looking on how do do this if it is not possible.

Old 01-23-2006, 02:52 AM   #2
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I don't know about desktops bigger than your screen, but I suppose you are familiar with the fact that you can have (almost) as many desktops as you like on any linux box. Instead of having one you can't see entirely, why not have 4 you can see completely?
Old 01-23-2006, 06:20 AM   #3
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The reason for wanting this is that I have a 14" screen, and it has rounded courners so the i have to adjust the image so that is smaller or I loose the corners, it the menu button, the X in the top left of the program to colose it and the kicker hide button, levaing me with about a 13" usable scren. When using things like the gimp I get short od space, and it is annoying haveing the toos on one desktop and the canvas on another.

Just so you know why I want to do this.

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There is a technique for defining one large desktop, then define areas of that desktop to be brought into focus with the pager, just as with multiple desktops.

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