Remote desktop vs. remote display
Posted Feb 15, 2013 10:26 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Remote desktop vs. remote display
Parent article: LCA: The ways of Wayland
For the remote desktop fans, I do wonder how you manage it? My display at work is 3840x1080, and I have 8 workspaces of that size. My display at home is 1680x1050. My display on my laptop is 1280x960. How in the world does anyone get anything done trying to use a 3840x1080 remote desktop on these smaller displays?
Why do you think I would use 3840x1080 remote desktop? When you connect to remote desktop in Windows it can be resized to match your needs (yet-another-thing-which-oh-so-perfect-X-can't-do without a lot of tweaking). Windows will be rearranged, sure, but that's better then chase around all these huge windows on my small screen.
How do you manage switching workspaces inside the remote desktop, vs. switching workspaces on your local desktop?
If you make your remote desktop "full screen" then everything is sent to the remote system (except for one tunable sequence which makes it windowed). This means that I can easily switch between mode where all my shortcuts are used by remote system and another one where I must be careful because most of them are used for local system. It's not perfect arrangement, but works fine for most needs.
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