Ideal screen rotation

Neil Jerram neiljerram at
Sat Nov 7 16:04:46 CET 2009

2009/11/7 Carsten Haitzler <raster at>:
> On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 08:33:35 +0000 Neil Jerram <neiljerram at> said:
>> 2009/11/7 Carsten Haitzler <raster at>:
>> >
>> > no. the proper way is to set properties on your window.
>> How exactly does that (setting a property) happen though?  Is it
> how does setting the title? or the min/max size of the window happen? the name
> and class, window role, if its a dialog, transient for which window, if the app
> would like it to be borderless... all of these are properties. try "xprop" and
> clikc on a window. any window (freerunner or desktop - doesn't matter). THOSE
> are properties. you can add/create/define any properties you like. they hang
> onto the window until they are modified or deleted or the window is deleted.
>> something that the app would normally do in its own startup code?  (I
> yes. see above. apps are doing it all the time. it's about the most standard
> way to provide information about your window, from title to minimum and maximum
> size to aspect ratios and more. rotation preferences are just yet more
> properties like this. if its a "property" of the window - put it as a property
> of the window. use the mechanism created for precisely this kind of thing. dbus
> is not that mechanism.

Thanks.  I think I'll look at adding this into the e17 WM.  If you can
recommend a good place in the code to starting working on this (i.e.
checking for a rotation property, and invoking xrandr or omnewrotate
accordingly), that would be great.


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