Figuring out if something is on the current screen, or getting the current screen rect

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Jan 11 19:03:18 EST 2016

There is no notion of a current screen in the OS itself. Do you mean which screen the frontmost window is in? And what do you mean by "In"? A window can overlap two or more screens. Typically if you double click the title bar of a window, the window will maximize on the screen the mouse is in. 

Bob S

> On Jan 9, 2016, at 16:37 , Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:
>> I would think that ideally the user should be in control of whether
>> something goes on one screen or another, and that this ability shouldn't be
>> taken away from them.
> AFAIK,live code offers no such option when opening a stack . . . there was
> a big to-do several years ago when the package maintainer for fvwm on
> (iirc) debian decided that the user placing each and every window was the
> only sane way to handle it.  I believe that it actually deleted other
> methods from existing .fvwmrc or some such (or I may be mixing idiotic
> choices).
> Anyway, in this case, I'm popping up a stack over a field with the list of
> valid choices (I needed more than the built in popups).  I just want them
> to stay on the screen . . .
> It's just insane that there's no notion of a current screen . . .
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