Ideal screen rotation
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Mon Nov 9 16:49:24 CET 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 01:28:48PM +0100, Helge Hafting wrote:
> >> But there is a problem. The user may switch between several apps with
> >> different rotation needs. (xmahjongg needs landscape, tetris needs
> >> portrait, ...) How will omnewrotate be notified about this?
> > The proper way is to define a set of DBUS signals.
> > Of course conflicting signals need to be ignored.
> What conflicting signals? A proper implementation won't
> have conflicts?
app1 prefers landscape1
app2 prefers landscape2
app3 prefers portrait1
In such a system, while app1 will have to prevail and the others will have
> There are no conflicts, but whatever software you have managing the
> display must be able to change orientation at exactly the right moment.
Of course you see, then, that rotation is a job best served by the Window
Manager, yes? :)
Daemons that rotate the screen (like my omnewrotate) are simpler hacks...
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