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Old 06-13-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question How do I stack gnome workspaces in a grid like fvwm?


I have a Dell Mini with a max screen resolution of 1024x600. Most Linux dialogue boxes and Webkins website require 1024x768, so things like save boxes are buried.

Viewports don't seem to work in X11 because of the graphics driver (Intel Card) Being a laptop I'm stuck with the card too.

So I want to know how to stack workspaces in a grid so that the bottom of a dialogue could be pickup by an adjacent workspace. (Similar to fvwm.) And this is or a 6 year old kid so I want to keep with Gnome.

I would prefer to have a viewport type thing working so if someone knows how to get it working in the intel driver

Any other suggestions are welcome too


OS: Fedora 11 (same problem was on F10)

System Stuff:
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
 
Old 06-15-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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I am using an Acer Aspire One and have similar issues on occasion. Most dialogs fit, but a few don't. I just hold Alt and click anywhere in the dialog to drag the needed portion into view. Not sure how that would do with the webkinz. Maybe F11 for full screen would spare enough screen real estate for the website?

Not a viewport solution, but it may solve your problems.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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I am using an Acer Aspire One and have similar issues on occasion. Most dialogs fit, but a few don't. I just hold Alt and click anywhere in the dialog to drag the needed portion into view. Not sure how that would do with the webkinz. Maybe F11 for full screen would spare enough screen real estate for the website?

Not a viewport solution, but it may solve your problems.
Nope no go. The first challenge was no F11 key on the dell mini. But managed to make a hot key for it. That solves some of my issues but it only gives me about 56 extra pixels. Still not good enough for webkinz.

As for the alt click can't drag it past the top bar. I thought of something like this buy using the keyboard but it just wont go up past the top of the screen. If that was possible I could just cut off the useless 80 pixels at the top which just have their logos.

So annoying.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I have no idea if this is possible with gnome alone. I can only tell you that the gnome wm is *really* limited. It can do very few things besides maximizing, minimizing, closing and moving windows.

However, fvwm is known to work in conjunction with gnome without any big issue. I haven't tested any recent gnome version though, so I am not sure if that has changed or not.
 
  


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