Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#9032 closed enhancement (invalid)

Adjust the Desktop position from software

Reported by: dsjonny Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Preferences/Screen Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


On some monitors the Desktop shows in a wrong x,y position. If I correct the position from the monitor's setting, than it will be correct, but in this case on the other operating system's desktop will has wrong position.

My suggestion is to allow the user to adjust the screen's x,y position.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by axeld, 8 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

That's because it's a monitor with a poor VGA digitizer: the differences between the operating systems stem from the fact that they often use slightly different mode lines. There is no simple x/y position setting that you could alter, at least not separately.

Apart from AmigaOS (with CybergraphX) I've never seen an operating system that used something like that, anyway, and since VGA cables are pretty much dead nowadays, I don't really see the point in the effort.

What you could do to solve the issue personally, if it bugs you, is to make sure that all systems use the exact same mode. For example, in Haiku you can use the BScreen API to set (and store) such a mode. With X you can change it via modelines. I don't know of a way in Windows, but that is usually not necessary there.

comment:2 by diver, 8 years ago

As a workaround you can set a slightly different refresh rate (if available) in Screen preflet.

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