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Configuring multiheaded DECwindows screens?

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The Question is:

I have a dual-head display, DECwindows Motif 1.2-4, and
I am running the DECwindows session manager (not CDE).
I would like to know how to configure the two displays so
that the mouse would exit "screen=0" (where login occurs)
on the left side in order to enter "screen=1" on the right
side.  Currently (by default), the mouse exits screen=0 on
the right, and enters screen=1 on the left.
I have looked in the file:
in SYS$MANAGER, and find no mention of how to
configure screen orientation to match monitor orientation.
Likewise a search of the OpenVMS FAQ, and the previous
"Ask the Wizard" topics on "dual head" or "multi-head"
gave me no other clues.
Thanks very much.

The Answer is :

  Under Motif, screen numbers always go left to right. 0, 1, 2 etc... There's
  nothing you can do to change that, that's just how Motif does it.
  If your objective is to use the right hand screen as your "main" monitor,
  there *is* a way to do that. If you set DECW$APPSSCREEN in
  it's as if you've made screen 1 the default. the login box will appear on
  screen 1 , as will any applications started from the session manager. It's
  not perfect but it may be fairly close to what you want.
  Maybe sometime in the future, the folks responsible for Motif will redefine
  how screens work and we'll have a single virtual display, allowing us to
  eliminate the concept of "screen" in the display definition and simply drag
  windows to where ever we want them.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-JUN-2000 )

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