Did you know that the xrandr extension uses a 16-bit quantity to store the millimetre width of the screen? That gives a maximum screen width under X of about 65½ metres. Granted, this is about three times wider than a good-sized cinema screen, but it’s certainly a limit to try for. Imagine, you could get the whole of Hamlet in your AbiWord window at the same time.
Anyway , GNOME bug 106239 suggests that on “giant” displays (the meaning of “giant” left ambiguous), newly-created windows should appear near the pointer. If we grant that this is a good idea, should we also do this on small displays? If not, where’s the cut-off?
(Clue: introducing a GConf key is going to be an unpopular move.)
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