bugchildsplay - Bugs: bug #48575, Fullscreen not implemented in app


bug #48575: Fullscreen not implemented in app

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Submitted on:  Thu 21 Jul 2016 01:35:15 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Stas Zytkiewicz <childsplay>
Open/Closed: Open

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Tue 11 Jul 2017 01:58:06 PM UTC, comment #2:

Fullscreen is part of childsplay from day 1.
See childsplay --help

Python childsplay --fullscreen

But be aware that using pygame in fullscreen totally screws with dual monitor setups.

Anyway, this seems more a bug in unity desktop. (Which is discontinued by Ubuntu)

Stas Zytkiewicz <childsplay>
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Thu 21 Jul 2016 10:03:24 AM UTC, comment #1:

I have managed to work around the issue by changing the startup files so that the Unity launcher defaults to full screen


#! /usr/bin/python
import imp, sys, os
(mod_file,mod_path,mod_desc) = imp.find_module('childsplay')
sys.path.insert(1, mod_path)
import SPBasePaths
#add this line to default to fullscreen
sys.argv = ['/usr/games/childsplay','--fullscreen']

Maybe easier to just document a way like this for users than to code a real-time switch in the app. I will leave it up to your experience on the app to do whats best.

Thu 21 Jul 2016 01:35:15 AM UTC, original submission:

The fullscreen option for Childsplay is not implemented in app so any install from repo will not ever have the option wheras a command line hackwill make it work this is not feasible for a childrens app.

Please can the config options within the app allow fullscreen or a very clear outline in the documentation of how to change a config file parameter to default to fullscreen much the same way gcompris does.

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with edubuntu packages, gcompris and childsplay for a 5yr old to learn on.



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