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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