Re: X thinks my screen is larger than it actually is
In a message dated 4/9/99 9:39:51 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Which window manager are you using? It must be possible to fix this:
> you're just bothered by the initial placement of the windows, not with
> bits of your actual desktop being off the screen, right?
It seems to be all window managers. I've used kwm (with KDE), enlightenment,
fvwm, fvwm95, so far - and all them have the same problem. My current (and
probably final) window manager is kwm.
The problem is partly the initial placement of windows - and the -geometry
option helps a great deal - but the issue is more based in the fact that I
shouldn't have to do this for every single window - and there are some
windows I can't fix in this way.
Everytime I right click in KDE to bring up a properties dialog, it is always
half on and half off the screen. A window should NEVER be placed beyond the
physical limits of the current resolution. Also, there are quite a few KDE
windows that are just to big for 640x480 in the first place - and since I
can't fix them with the -geometry option, I constantly have to move them
around to use them.
Another example - every time I start up emacs, the window created is much
larger than my actual resolution. I can maximize the window to bring it back
to my 640x480 restraints, or use the geometry option - but why is this window
created beyond my screen size in the first place?
It seems to me this is a window-manager bug - but so far all window managers
have exhibited it.
PS - the man pages are no help with this issue. I'm pretty sure I've
searched everywhere on this one, but someone, please, correct me if I'm wrong
- I'd LOVE to fix this beast.