I have dual screen composition: 800*600 (14") and 1280*1024 (19")
I want my bars and icons and stuff only on the 19", now it is split into two screens and I don't find where to change it
The "bars and icons" will automatically display on the primary monitor. Check your windows display settings to make sure your 19" minitor is the primary monitor.
I am having (what I think to be) a similar problem. Running dual monitors, primary mon on the right, secondary on the left. The interface of any given theme is split into pieces between the two monitors. I would *like* to have the display on my secondary (left) monitor only, since it doesnt seem to play nice will full screen games.
I have read this thread and as I am new to litestep, I am still unable to solve my problem, however I am willing to learn :). Here are some screenies of my problem:
Any and all help appreciated!
One work around is to put your secondary monitor on the right of your primary monitor. This will make the theme display correctly on the primary monitor. Your still going to have a problem getting the theme onto the secondary monitor.
Also to improve themes compatiability with dual-monitors I would would used jdesk and rabidvwm instead of desktop2 and ckvwm. Simplicity uses these last two modules and it shouldn't be too much effort to change them over. In most cases the variable names remane the same.
The reason why the themes get split up is because some modules interpret the co-ordinates 0,0 as the top left most corner of your desktop whilst other interept it as the top left most corner of your primary monitor. You might be able to get some elements of a theme onto the second monitor by using negative values.
It is highly recommended to have your second monitor on the right rather than the left.
We have a solution to these problems, but it will be quite a while before it's in place because everything has to be updated and very few developers have to deal with this. (actually, afaik it's just me)
Rabid, please, take a look at this and tell me how it react on multi-monitor systems:
Ok, first it complains about missing $ToolsDir$.
The label is in the wrong place, add -allLeft & -allTop. (I recommend you name the monitors and use $dispRight-316-allLeft$)
The boxes start at the top, left corner of the desktop, I would recommend the top, left corner of the primary monitor instead. (add -allLeft, -allTop to the initial position)
One of the boxes is empty. (systray is at -7178, -5220; another skinbox is at -4560, -3258; vwm position looks ok, but I don't see it...)
The other box starts with the tasks *outside*. When the box is on top (incl. when dragging), the tasks are seen offset by about -allLeft,-allTop, but they move to the right place when it's on bottom. You might add +allLeft, +allTop when it's on top.
"it doesnt seem to play nice will full screen games"
There are ways to fix this if this is the only reason why you want the interface on the second monitor. In my own theme I have a hotkey setup so I can hide the interface before playing a game. It can also be configured to do this automatically.