A problem with gtk+ apps

  There's an interesting annoyance with all apps that use gtk+ for the UI:
they prevent the window manager from complying with the -geometry option on
the command line that invokes the app.

  I run Xfce/xfwm for the GUI desktop/window manager (version 3.4.4 right
now). Each task bar button has an associated command line string to invoke
the application, and each command line uses the -geometry option to size and
place the window. This works just fine with aterms, pine, Navigator, Xess,
WordPerfect and so on. But, j-pilot (the PalmPilot desktop appliance)
ignores the settings. According to Judd Montgomery, j-pilot's author, this
holds true for other gtk apps, too.

  It would be very nice to have gtk apps honor that command line option as
other apps do. Is this a reasonable request to the developers?



Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President

                       Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
              Making environmentally-responsible mining happen. (SM)         
            2404 SW 22nd Street | Troutdale, OR 97060-1247 | U.S.A.
 + 1 503-667-4517 (voice) | + 1 503-667-8863 (fax) | rshepard@appl-ecosys.com

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]