[SATLUG] small laptop screen

Steev Klimaszewski threeway at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 12:46:30 CDT 2015


i'm not sure how exactly, but what you're looking for is called "panning
viewport".

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Borries Demeler <
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:

> someone gave me an older Lenovo Atom with a small screen
> (1024x600), dual core and stellar battery life (it even
> came with a second battery, which gives me about 8-10 hours
> of life, plenty for a transatlantic flight. I installed Slack 14.1
> and it runs like a charm. The only issue I have is that I can't
> seem to figure out how to create a virtual screen size that is
> larger than the 1024x600. I used to be able to include "Virtual x y"
> in my "Screen" SubSection in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but that no longer
> seems to have any effect.
>
> I recall that it was possible to have a larger virtual desktop and
> just bumping with the mouse at the borders of the screen I could
> navigate the larger desktop space. THis would allow me to have
> a program on the screen that doesnt fit within the vertical dimension
> and still "see" all portions of the application, without
> having portions cut off.
>
> Please note that I am not looking for a solution of multiple
> virtual desktops of the same size, I already have that working.
> I just need to make the workspace bigger so I can have more
> real estate.
>
> How do I do that with the latest versions of X11?
>
> Thanks, -b.
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