Versions & mass-appeal

David Laight david at
Wed Oct 30 16:46:12 CST 2002

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 05:27:48PM -0500, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On October 30, 2002 05:01 pm, Francois Gouget wrote:
> > I think desktop mode is useful in some circumstances like when you want
> > to prevent an application from taking over the whole screen (typically
> > installers or the PowerPoint viewer).
> While it may be useful in strange circumstances, it's not the right thing
> to do. How would you invoke it? What about other non-Wine apps that
> are taking over the screen? Should they have a desktop mode? And if we
> go down this path, what next: use ptrace to enhance Wine's security?!?

Since apps going 'full screen' is much more common in W$ than unix,
maybe wine should have an option to lie about the screen size?

That way an app that requests 'full screen' (probably in order
to get 800x600 pixels) won't grab the entire 1600x1200 (or larger)
X display.


David Laight: david at

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