Bug 7171 - OpenBox does not support fullscreen over multiple monitors
Summary: OpenBox does not support fullscreen over multiple monitors
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Misc (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Keywords: upstream
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-09 09:41 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2022-01-18 15:35 CET (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2018-05-09 09:41:20 CEST
OpenBox lacks support for _NET_WM_FULLSCREEN_MONITORS. This was discussed on bug 5182, but that bug was about problems on Thinstation and is now closed.

The lack of support for _NET_WM_FULLSCREEN_MONITORS means that you cannot run any applications with tl-single-app which wants to go fullscreen over multiple monitors. This could be vncviewer/tlclient, x11clone, FreeRDP or some other application.

Upstream bug: https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6246
Comment 1 Peter Åstrand cendio 2018-11-26 15:07:23 CET
(In reply to comment #0)

> Upstream bug: https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6246

More than 4 years has passed, but unfortunately no progress.

According to my experience with common WMs, "xfwm4" is the only WM that works correctly. Perhaps we should consider shipping that one instead?
Comment 2 Linn cendio 2022-01-18 15:35:47 CET
This was tested again as part of bug 7006, comment 46, and running applications in fullscreen is still not supported.

Openbox 3.6
Fedora 33

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