different resolutions on different monitors

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Feb 11 23:10:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Chad Haynes wrote:

> I am using 2 monitors, one with 1280x1024 and the other with 1024x768.
> When I start the X server using the -multiwindow option then start an
> app (such as xterm) the application always opens in the top corner of
> the smaller monitor at a point where the top of the window is off the
> screen.  I can't get to the title bar to move the window so in order to
> see everything I have to tile or cascade the windows which is a pain.

This could be a bug in the -multiplemonitors implementation.  Please post
the exact command you use to invoke XWin.exe.

> Is there some way to set the default location on the screen the windows
> open?
> Thanks for the help.
> -Chad

As a temporary workaround, look into the "-geometry" option that any X app
should support ('PAGER="less -p GEOMETRY" man X' should do it).
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