[LINUX] Allow custom resolutions in window mode
#1
Hi there,

In order to use XBMC with my BigDesktop setup (TV connected to my laptop), I need it to start in window mode with the size of 1024x768. Unfortunately, there are only a few predefined resolutions like "720p 16:9" or "PAL" available. All other resolutions switch the display to fullscreen mode. But leaving fullscreen by pressing "\" gets me a garbled screen.

So please, make it somehow possible to launch XBMC in window mode with a custom resolution. I don't care if I have to edit some obscure advancedsettings.xml file, I just need this to work.

Thank you very much.
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#2
Hi there, and welcome to the forums.

Currently this is not possible, unless you build yourself, where you could alter some of the current resolutions. See guilib/GraphicContext.cpp.

We're thinking about simply allowing you to resize the window in the usual way - can you do this under linux already?

Cheers,
Jonathan
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jmarshall Wrote:Currently this is not possible, unless you build yourself, where you could alter some of the current resolutions. See guilib/GraphicContext.cpp.
Okay, I will look into it. Building XBMC myself should be no big problem.

jmarshall Wrote:We're thinking about simply allowing you to resize the window in the usual way - can you do this under linux already?
I want to start XBMC with my remote control. I can use a tool named "Devilspie" to force windows to a specific position and/or size. But somehow the content of the xbmc window doesn't get updated when I do that. When resizing the window "by hand", the content adapts itself to the new size. But when resizing it by devilspie, it does not. So I get a window that fills the whole screen but XBMCs interface still has the original size.

In the mean time, I helped myself by choosing a predefined size that is greater than my TV resolution and using the overscan prefs to match the screen size.

But I will look into GraphicContext.cpp ...

So thank you and have a nice Sunday.
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