This page is for tricks or problems regarding to a 4.2 pre-release. Of course since 4.2 is a moving target, none of this is guaranteed to be still valid when you read it. After 4.2 is released, any info which is still relevant should be moved elsewhere.
XFce 4.0 is reputedly one of the best environments for multihead. Both xfwm and xfdesktop support it intelligently.
But on 4.2 I cannot get it to work!
I first tried the .debs from os-cillation, and no go. Then I compiled my own xfwm - and I got composite, which was not a priority for me, but still no multihead. I'm about to compile my own xfdesktop too, but I'm not setting my hopes too high.
- xfwm happilly maximizes my windows covering both screens :-(
- many windows are placed, by default, in the center of the virtual space, so I get half on each monitor.
- same for splash. Yuck. (I actually created an image that looks good on it :-P but the "subtitles" are still split in half)
- I have one single image spread across both monitors as backdrop. Again, a simple gimpwork produced one that looks good, but that's not an acceptable long-term solution.