Re: IconBox placement.

Ethan (
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 17:40:14 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 8 Nov 1998, P.J. Bolle wrote:

> 	I figured out how to make a vertically defined IconBox,
> however, there's one thing I can't seem to find. I have IconTitle
> enabled in my feel, and in this IconBox, the title of the first icon
> overlays the top of the second icon, etc...

This is a bug.  Thanks for finding and reporting it!

> 	Is there a way to specify a "buffer zone" between icons in the
> IconBox, so that the icon's title is actually above the next icon down
> in the box?


> 	Also, just as a minor curiosity, the FAQ mentions that IconBox
> geometry is like the general geometry statement; yet I can't seem to
> understand why, of the four specified numbers, the last two seem to
> behave oddly. If I specify any numbers other than "-1 -1", AS treats
> it as if the expression were invalid (as per an earlier problem of
> mine posted to this list, where a window would iconify to its'
> upper-right corner instead of an IconBox). I understand the first two
> numbers relay the start of the IconBox, but if you'll all pardon my
> apparent ignorance, what do these last two numbers indicate? What have
> I done that causes only "-1 -1" to be valid for those?

Did you also read the man page?  -1 (for left or right) really means 
"screen width - 1", and the top and bottom are similar.  So a vertical 
IconBox on the left side of the screen might look like:

IconBox 0 0 64 -1


Ethan Fischer