[RndTbl] Fedora virtual screen

John Lange john.lange at open-it.ca
Thu May 18 13:11:54 CDT 2006

I believe that in your X config you specify a display resolution smaller
than your desktop size.

However, most people find this so annoying that most distributions go
out of their way to help people by not letting that happen easily. For
example, in SUSE 10.1 (which I was just testing the other day), I can
only change desktop size, it automatically changes the monitor
resolution so it stays in sync with whatever I pick for the desktop.

Never the less I'm sure its still possible by manually editing the X

John Lange
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On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 20:11 -0500, schwartz wrote:
> Well, I can get a mild version of a virtual screen
> on my Fedora system on the GUI with Ctrl  Alt  -  
> That's a minus sign after the Alt.
> The software screen is larger than the area of
> the monitor's screen and you can view the areas
> outside of the monitor screen by using
> the mouse.  On the old Slackware distributions 
> you could get a software virtual screen about
> 50 % larger than the monitor's screen.  I found
> that useful and I miss it since neither Slackware 10,
> nor Fedora seem to have it. Or maybe I don't
> know how to activate it.  I hope that explains it.
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