NWJS Version : latest (HEAD)
Operating System : Arch Linux / GNOME3
API Question / Unclear API
I figured out that after reading several issues (e.g. #2384 #2178 #2383), stackoverflow posts (e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22438235/node-webkit-nwjs-how-to-align-window-to-the-right) and the online API docs that there is a GUI API for Screen handling available. However, this API works fine and works as intended; but it is unclear how to actually use it in order to move windows to a different screen.
On my main system, I have 3 different screens:
const GUI = require('nw.gui'); let screens = GUI.Screen.screens; screens.length; // 3, all working properly with x/y being different and correct width/height properties.
When I want to use the window’s
moveTo(x,y)API, the window will stay on the screen where it spawned (the primary screen of the OS, in my case the middle screen).
window.window.moveTo(1920, 0); // void API, window moved to the right corner of the middle screen window.window.moveTo(1920*2, 0); // void API, window unchanged window.window.moveBy(200, 0); // void API, window unchanged
I also searched the docs regarding combinations of window and screen, but I did not find any API that uses both in order to make a window appear on a different screen.
window.window.screen API is a read-API, and does not change the actual screen, so I cannot do something like this:
window.window.screen = screens.
My questions are now the following:
- How do I change the screen on which the window is positioned?
- Is there an alternative manifest position – e.g. like “right” or “left”?