ADJACENTSCREENS(1) General Commands Manual ADJACENTSCREENS(1)
adjacentscreens - connect multiple screens to SunView window driver
adjacentscreens [ -c|-m ] center-screen
[ -l|-r|-t|-b side-screen ] ... -x
This command is available with the software installation option. Refer
to for information on how to install optional software.
adjacentscreens tells the window-driver's mouse-pointer tracking mecha-
nism how to move between screens that contain windows. Note: sun-
view(1) must be running on all screens before adjacentscreens is used.
Once properly notified using adjacentscreens, the mouse pointer slides
from one screen to another as you move the pointer past the appropriate
edge of a screen.
center-screen is the name of a frame buffer device, such as
/dev/fb; all other physical screen-positions are given relative
to this reference point. The -c or -m flag is optional. If
omitted, the first argument is taken as center-screen. If no
further arguments are given, center-screen has no neighbors.
side-screen is also a frame buffer device name, such as
/dev/cgone. The -l flag indicates that side-screen is to the
left of center-screen; -r indicates that it is to the right.
-t indicates that side-screen is on top of (above) center-
screen; -b indicates that it is below. Each neighboring screen
can be specified as an option on the command line.
-x Suppress the normal notification to a side-screen pointer
tracker that center-screen is its only neighbor. This option is
useful if you have a large number of screens or want exotic
inter-window pointer movements.
The following command:
example% adjacentscreens /dev/fb -r /dev/cgone
sets up pointer tracking so that the pointer slides from a monochrome
screen (/dev/fb) to a color screen (/dev/cgone) when the pointer moves
off the right hand edge of the monochrome display. Similarly, the
pointer slides from the color screen to the monochrome screen when the
pointer moves off the color screen's left edge.
Window systems on all screens must be initialized before running adja-
19 December 1989 ADJACENTSCREENS(1)