[PD] gem/fullscreen/linux

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Oct 16 09:22:58 CEST 2007

Roman Haefeli wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 03:00 +0200, Atte André Jensen wrote:
>> That only works when not running in fullscreen :-(
> don't know why exactly this is so, it is the same here: when in
> fullscreen, [gemkeyboard] seems to not work..   

i am not sure either :-)
basically it is, because in fullscreen mode, Gem will draw to the 
root-window, which is special in X.

otoh, depending on your window-manager you might well be able to access 
the keyboard-events in ghe gemwin (though i haven't had success (but i 
haven't tried that hard either))

finally, for getting out of the fullscreen mode (on single head 
machines) i usually use [gemmouse] and some combination of a hot-area 
and the right-mouseclick instead of the keyboard.

and most of my gfx-cards nowadays are dual-headed, so i usually have the 
gemwin in "fullscreen" (well, practically it is a gemwin with [border 0, 
offset 1024 0, dimen 1024 767( or the like) on one screen and run the 
patch (including a [destroy() on the other screen...


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