[virt-tools-list] virt-viewer: Having per window full-screen state causes monitor arrangement issues

Marc-André Lureau mlureau at redhat.com
Fri Sep 20 12:06:27 UTC 2013


I think the issue is when a window go fullscreen, we take its monitor geometry and disable auto-alignment. This can cause overlap, when all monitors aren't fullscreen.

When we leave fullscreen, ltr-alignment is applied, all is "fine"

So it looks to me like we should do better alignment on "all" monitors whatever happens. I think current alignment spice-gtk code is too simple and needs to be improved. What do you think? I will try to see what I can do.

----- Original Message -----
> Hi All,
> While running some multi-monitor tests I've noticed that having per
> window fullscreen causes problems with the monitor location inside
> the guest.
> IE try the following. Take a client with 2 physical monitors, both
> running at 1920x1080. Lets call these phys1 and phys2 with phys1
> being on the left, and phys2 on the right.
> Now connect to a RHEL-6.5 vm. Put the remote-viewer window
> on phys2, go to view displays and enable display 2, but the
> window for display 2 on phys1.
> Fullscreen both. All is well.
> Now unfull screen display 2 (so the remote-viewer window on phys1), and
> re-fullscreen it.
> After this "xrandr --current" in the guest shows:
> qxl-0 connected 1920x1080+400+0
> qxl-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0
> So now qxl-0 largely overlaps qxl-1, rather then being fully to the
> right of it.
> After a disconnect / reconnect and then fullscreening again, I can
> even get the 2 to be complete clones of each other (so both are
> at +0+0).
> I have not debugged this, but I believe this is caused by the
> x y coordinates for the monitor being send to the guest not being
> updated for all monitors on fullscreen / un-fullscreen.
> We should probably always update all of them on a single window
> fullscreen / unfullscreen. And use our auto-align ltr code to
> calculate the x+y coordinates, except when all windows are
> fullscreen, then we should use the physical monitor coordinates.
> Regards,
> Hans
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