[xubuntu-users] Selectable screen sessions and zoom feature.
john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Jan 29 21:41:00 UTC 2011
When I described to a friend how I work in Slackware he asked if the
same features are available on Ubuntu. Don't know so I have to ask:
1. I have multiple screen sessions (four in the current case.) They
are represented by little rectangles on the icon bar. I can have
tasks running on all four at once if needed. Knoppix and Slackware
have this feature and maybe others also. This works with KDE, XFCE
etc. screen managers.
2. I can zoom in by keying <ctrl><alt>+ and zoom out by keying
<ctrl><alt>-. When zoomed in I can still wander over the entire 2048 x
1024 real estate using the mouse, but my view port is e.g., 640 x 480.
This feature is set up in xorg.conf in a subsection like this:
-- Subsection "Display"
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
This is available through Slackware 13.0 but on 13.1 it is limited. So
I use 13.0.
With different screen resolutions of course I have had these two
features since the 1990's. But not every distro has both. I just
wonder what my Ubuntu user friend can use.
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