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How to accomplish simple panning capability for large windows?

asked 2012-07-17 09:32:37 +0000

lkraav gravatar image

I have a large VNC screen configured on the server which I'm viewing on a smaller resolution laptop. When I tile the vncviewer window in i3, vncviewer creates scrollbars to let you move around the larger area. This is slow and cumbersome. I would like to do something like "hold down right mouse button to pan/scroll around". Is this configurability somehow baked into Xorg (@version 1.12)?

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I believe you could get more help by going to a VNC forum... as the problem is not actually with i3wm. But, as far as my experience goes, you could adjust the screen to fit your monitor...

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-07-18 12:39:20 +0000 )edit

If that's too bad, then you will need to find a way to make the VNC program ignore the command you are doing with the mouse (by default, they are transmitted to the remote machine).

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2012-07-18 12:40:14 +0000 )edit

Based on my research, this could be considered a window manager issue. This panning capability is not limited to this particular VNC app.

lkraav gravatar imagelkraav ( 2012-07-24 22:48:34 +0000 )edit

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answered 2012-08-21 13:18:52 +0000

Michael gravatar image

I don’t really see how this could be considered a window manager issue. Panning window contents in the window manager decoration is most likely accompanied by many side-effects and a work-around for a problem which should be solved in the application.

Therefore, I won’t implement or merge such a feature into i3. As to your original question: Not sure if Xorg allows for this in some way.

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