[ThinLinc-technical] Dual monitor fullscreen

Pierre Ossman ossman at cendio.se
Wed Aug 25 16:53:38 CEST 2021

On 20/08/2021 10:53, Carsten John wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> we are currently testing Rasperry Pi4 as a ThinLinc client option, direktly launching the TL client login window.
> As the Pi4 supports dual monitor setup, we tested this as well. Unfortunately, if we launch the client full-screen, the window opens only on one monitor full-screen. Its possible resize a non full-screen window over both monitors, but this will create some confusion for the users.
> We launch the TL client on the Pi4 in an pure openbox session by autostarting the client.
> Any suggestions?

Unfortunately you'll have to switch to a different window manager as 
openbox does not support fullscreen over multiple monitors:


The thread linked from the above bug report suggests that icewm supports 
this better, so that would probably be the first thing to try.

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