Re: Iceweasel problems - 2 of 3
On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 12:37:52PM -0500, I wrote:
> 3. I seems impossible to arrange for an iceweasel window to start up at a
> specified position on my desktop (fvwm).
On Fri, 8 Feb 2008 20:32:16 -0500, JohnRChamplin@columbus.rr.com replied:
> If you want fvwm to open something at a definite location, specify the
> location in ~/.fvwm2rc. Here's the extract from mine
> + "I" Exec Eterm -x --bold-font fixed --no-cursor -g 57x5+947+974 --scrollbar 0
> --buttonbar 0 -e sudo grc tail -n 16 -f /var/log/syslog &
I do this in .fvwm2rc for various xterms. I believe this depends on the fact
that xterm and Eterm honor their geometry arguments from a command line. In
my experience, though, firefox (iceweasel) does not. Where the window comes
up, and what size it is, has no relation to any "-g" or "-geometry" arguments
I try. Neither its man page nor "firefox --help" indicates such an argument.
It's odd that giving it such an argument has no effect but also gives no
Firefox does claim to accept "-height" and "-width" but again, I actually get
800x980 no matter what arguments I give. And even those wouldn't allow
specification of window placement.
With old Netscape, having this in ~/.Xresources
and calling xrdb worked. But it does not with firefox.
I brought this up as a question in a thread "size and position of iceweasel
window" last year. There seemed to be general agreement that firefox ignores