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Re: Panning the screen to get an usable GNOME desktop in netbooks

On Sat, May 05, 2012 at 11:55:03AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> Hello,
> In my intent to make my netbook more usable (because I can barely use 
> some applications such the recently available Pan), I'm trying to get a 
> virtual screen (panning) that allows me to configure some applications 
> that fail to display the usual bottom buttons (Cancel, Apply, Accept...).
> So to get the extra space, I run:
> xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --fb 1024x768 --panning 1024x768
> Which returns nothing (meaning a success command) and I can see the 
> display has been somehow "cutted" at the bottom but I can't move the 
> mouse cursor beyond the bottom edge so the controlable area is still 
> 1024x600.
> I tried to make the window of a smaller height but I only could adjust 
> its width which was of no help in this case.
> I finally had to remotely connect from another system with bigger screen 
> to configure the Pan settings from there but that's of course a bypass 
> not a solution at all, n[eo]books are aimed to be standalone devices :-)
> I know this is a well-known problem for these kind of small devices but I 
> would like to find a solution or at least a suitable bypass that does not 
> require a secondary system.
> The computer runs Wheezy with GNOME and gnome-shell and the nebook screen 
> is 10.1" with a 1024x600 resolution. It uses an Intel chipset (N10) as 
> VGA.

Why not change your screen res to match what's available (1024x600)?

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