User Interface of the X Configuration Tool

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Wed May 30 15:21:53 BST 2007

Am Dienstag, den 29.05.2007, 18:54 -0700 schrieb Corey Burger:
> On 5/29/07, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at> wrote:
> > Currently the dialog is separated into three tabs:
> >
> > - Display mode (allows to change the resolution, rate of each screen)
> > - Dual head (allows to configure a dual screen setup)
> > - Devices (allows to choose drivers and monitor models)
> I would have a single tab, with a window showing the montor(s) and the
> settings below that, ala the monitor tab in Windows.

The monitor dialog in Windows uses even a sub dialog in which you can
change the graphics card driver, monitor model or the refresh rate.

Furthermore the Windows dialog does not fit on 640x480. So this approach
does not seem to be not an option.

> One other thing that I would keep from the Window dialog is the
> ability to display a big "1" and "2" on the monitors, to make it clear
> which is which.

I also thought about this feature. My old matrox config tool did this,
but I haven't seen this on a default Windows system yet (also not having
used Windows for quite some time).

But it could be hard to identify the screens. Furthermore this would
have to be done on a very low level. Otherwise it won't work on cloned
screens. But I am not familiar with libxosd. Anybody who has already
used xosd?



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