Comment 25 for bug 589204

Seano (seanodea) wrote :

Rather than try to fix individual applications I've found the easiest way is to create a pan'able virtual desktop and bind the command to a couple of key combinations.

xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning 1024x786

xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning 1024x600

will flip in and out of a scrollable 'tall' desktop. I actually have them bound to Alt-T and Alt-S for tall and short as my memory sucks these days :)

Combine this with a utility to rotate the screen/trackpad for landscape/portrait use and a netbook becomes quite manageable.