Ideal screen rotation
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Sun Nov 8 13:33:42 CET 2009
On Sun, 08 Nov 2009 09:48:23 +0100 Matthias Huber
<matthias.huber at wollishausen.de> said:
> >> in my oppinion, it is not necessary, because one has all needed
> >> information already in
> >> --> man XSizeHints
> >> if a window says, for exampe 800x600, and says maybe in the aspect
> >> ratios 4:3, the rotation preference is quite clear, i think.
> > 800x600 doesn;'t even fit. its a minimum size. it's not sane to use such a
> > property as this doesn't tell you the original rotation - just a size. you
> > are overloading a property here that isn't meant for this information.
> > ther's also a window aspect ratio property - again, this isn't rotation. a
> > wm may interpret this by scrolling the window around, not rotating. or just
> > make the window smaller if it likes it or not (eg what e and matchbox do
> > for example).
> can you give us a hint where this (rotation) property can be found ?
> perhaps hint on manual page ?
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