Re: Application window size.
- From: "Richard C. Thrapp" <richardt rice edu>
- To: Tom Gilbert <gilbertt tomgilbert freeserve co uk>
- cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org, gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Application window size.
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:38:30 -0500 (CDT)
Shouldn't this discussion be on gnome-list or gnome-gui-list? (I have
cc'ed to gnome-gui... all replies should probably go there.)
On Mon, 20 Sep 1999, Tom Gilbert wrote:
> * Miguel de Icaza (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > > I am not against the WM features that allow this behaviour or against
> > > the session manager. But I believe that the geometry is a very good
> > > feature that seems to be forgotten in many gnome apps.
> > Agreed. I am paying attention to the discussion, lets try to figure
> > this out. How can we make this easy and simple?
> > Miguel.
> Ok. How about:
> The app can specify a geometry request, which can be set by the user
> using --geometry, the session-manager can use this parameter to
> restore a previous location/size, but the wm has the final say.
If I remember the ICCCM correctly, window managers are supposed to do
everything possible to place an app in a user-specified position if one is
available (this position is specified through -geom). Requiring all gnome
apps to use -geomotry (where it makes sense) would be the first step in
implementing this. The problem with -geom occurs when an app has more
than one window... A better solution would probably be to allow the
session manager to poll each window for its position before closing the
owning app... It can then make a request to the -window manager- (not the
app) to move/resize its windows after it starts the next time... This is a
bit more difficult to do, but it can be made to work with apps that have
more than one window.
I do agree that all apps for which -geometry makes sense should
accept and handle it properly, though.
-- Richard Thrapp
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