Fwd: xrandr -o left
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From: Brian McKee <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: xrandr -o left
To: Hugo Vanwoerkom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> wrote:
> With 'xrandr -o left' you rotate the display.
> Anybody use that for a useful purpose?
> I am at a loss to find one because mouse action is all backwards.
> Do you physically have to rotate your monitor for it to be useful?
I think that's the point - e.g. Sears Portrait Studios (and other
photography stores that do portrait shots) often set their monitors up
that way for more vertical real-estate. I was actually doing it here
for a bit, but my CRT distorts colours when you put it on it's side.
Dunno why - hanging wiring I guess. Wide screen really only makes
sense for video I think - I'd rather have the vertical space for web
browsing and text.