Rotate single application
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Thu Nov 27 01:53:01 CET 2008
On Thursday 27 November 2008, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 03:04:03 +0300 "Alexander Chemeris"
> <alexander.chemeris at gmail.com> babbled:
> > On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 2:39 AM, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler
> > <raster at rasterman.com> wrote:
> > > On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 01:43:49 +0300 "Alexander Chemeris"
> > >
> > > <Alexander.Chemeris at sipez.com> babbled:
> > >> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Bernd Prünster
> > >>
> > >> <bernd.pruenster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> > Alexander Chemeris schrieb:
> > >> >> Is there any possibility to rotate screen for a selected
> > >> >> application? Now I use "xrandr -o 1 && app && xrandr -o 0" to run
> > >> >> application in landscape mode, but this rotates screen for the
> > >> >> whole system. I rather want to rotate single application window.
> > >> >
> > >> > sure it is, just make shellscript which does the rotation, then
> > >> > launches the application an then rotates tzhe screen back. you can
> > >> > also change the keycode for the aux button just for one application
> > >> > in the same way! (just look at the scummvm wiki page if you want to
> > >> > have a good example!)
> > >>
> > >> That's exactly what I'm doing - "xrandr -o 1 && app && xrandr -o 0"
> > >> But this change screen orientation for the whole X. If you tap on the
> > >> top, choose "Home", you'll see it also rotated. What I'm asking for
> > >> is an ability to rotate a single aplpication, leaving illume and other
> > >> apps in portrait orientation.
> > >>
> > >> Btw, thanks for pointing to ScummVM, I should try this. :)
> > >
> > > you will need to make the app itself handle its own rotated drawing.
> > > it's up to the app.
> > That's what I expected.
> > I wonder why there are still no such feature in illume. A handful of
> > applications
> > want this.
> nothing to do with illume. this is x. apps draw their own window contents
> and handle their own window even inputs. the app would need to rotate its
> own draws and translate all input even co-ordinates.
I was thinking of a window manager plugin that applies rotation when the
window is activated. Compiz can apply many of its effects selectively
according to application (window name?) so I'm guessing wildly that calling
an xrandr setting by name on change of active window should be possible. Then
again I know nothing abut the internals of window managers...
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