X2Go Bug report logs - #1299
Improve user experience for "Display" selection in the Input/Output tab

Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>

Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:20:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Improve user experience for "Display" selection in the Input/Output tab
Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 22:13:24 +0200
package: x2goclient
priority: wishlist

X2GoClient introduced that the option "Whole Display" in the 
"Display" section of the Input/Output tab is hidden when only one screen 
is connected.
IMO, this isn't ideal, because a user that only uses a second screen 
from time to time has no chance of finding out that they can limit an 
X2Go "fullscreen" session to a single screen (without showing window 
decorations on the X2Go window).
This is why I suggest that instead of hiding, the option should be 
greyed out.

Also, the average user has no clue that there is a difference between a 
screen and a display (in X-terminology).
Therefore, I suggest renaming the options, or at least adding some 
explanatory text:

"Fullscreen" should read "Fullscreen (span all screens)"


"Whole Display" should read "Whole Display (single-screen)"

or similar.  I'm open to suggestions, as long as they help making things 
clearer to an average/newbie user.

Personally, I would prefer it if "Whole Display" was selectable even in 
single-screen mode (along with a display number that can be entered 
manually), but I can understand that this is more of an expert feature 
and would confuse most users.

Kind Regards,
Stefan Baur

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