mouse leaves screen

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 19 08:09:22 PDT 2010

Jan Hackel wrote:
> I have a X setup to use two screens side by side: the first is my laptop's 
> panel (1440x900) the second is a LCD (1280x1024). I run xorg-server 1.6.5 on a 
> Gentoo Linux with KDE on top.
> Everything is working perfectly except for one inconvenience. The mouse 
> pointer will leave the screen on the bottom of the 1440x900 panel. I suppose 
> it  happens because the height of the screen is less then the height of the 
> LCD.

Preventing that is a enhancement that's been requested by several people, but
not implemented:

As far as X is concerned, your desktop is a rectangle, even if part of that
rectangle is not displayed on any monitor.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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