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Re: [Qemu-devel] scrollable window

From: Ashish Naik
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] scrollable window
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:20:56 +0530
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I am a user of Qemu trying to run Windows 2000 on my G4 Powerbook. I am not
very comfortable with the small qemu window and want to make it bigger. But
this fails if I try to resize the window by dragging it. The qemu crashes if
I do so. 

Having fullscreen mode either is not of help as I cant return to OS X using
Command-tab. Is there a way out?

I suspect that if I increase the quest resolution, fonts will become too
small to read with 12" screen. I have not been able to test this as   my
Windows installable has failed so far. I am trying right now and will try to
increase the guest resolution.

I think the qemu window should open with 80% of available screen size. Is
that difficult to achieve?

Thanks and Regards,
Ashish Naik

> From: "Jim C. Brown" <address@hidden>
> Reply-To: <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 01:58:35 -0400
> To: <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Qemu-devel] scrollable window
> I personally feel that a scrollable window is not very useful unless your host
> resolution is smaller than your guest resolution. Hard to see what the point
> is
> really... especially if you want to use full screens and mouse pointer
> grabbing. Besides, it just looks ugly. I feel the conventional qemu window
> simply looks more natural.
> Anyways, this is a version of gtk2.c which gives the wanted scrolling feature.
> I just started on this so expect ease-of-use bugs. :D Should work on windows
> as well, but I have not been able to test this myself yet.
> Should work with the latest gtk patches and files, just substitute that
> gtk2.c (the scrolless one) with this version.
> Current issues:
> No fullscreen support. (Having a scrolled window in fullscreen mode may not
> make a lot of sense anyways, but resizing the window and getting rid of the
> scrollbars should be done.) Ctrl-Alt-F is recognized and its usage is untested
> and likely to cause breakage. :D
> When resolution of guest is smaller than the window, the window should
> arguably be resized. Right now one just sees extra grey areas in the right and
> bottom sides of the window.
> The window can't be made smaller than 720x400.
> Arguably, the scrollbars should disappear if the guest resolution completely
> fits into the window - but this may be a matter of preferance.
> When moving the mouse, the "viewport" should probably move as the mouse moves
> around. Right now it just moves into the edge and disappears, requiring that
> the grab be ended and the scrollbars manually adjusted in order to see the
> mouse pointer
> again. This is very difficult to do without some sort of guest OS support
> though.
> This would be vastly easier if mouse grabbing was not done. But then
> one would have problems with the host and guest pointers getting out
> of sync, which has been a well discussed topic.
> --
> Infinite complexity begets infinite beauty.
> Infinite precision begets infinite perfection.
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