Re: AS 1.6.6 / Netscape bug?

Graeme Bunyan (
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 10:30:52 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Brad wrote:
| > Is it possible to run
| > netscape (v4.05 btw) and maximize it in one command/file instead of having
| > to manually click on the button when it appears?
| I dunno about that, but netscape does accept the -geometry parameters, why not
| just give it the parameters for the size you want it?

This is where it all goes terribly, terribly wrong - if the geometry
parameters are passed, it accepts the size okay but the actual positioning
doesn't seem to take unless it is started with the -iconic parameter.  For
example, if I start it up using 

netscape4 -geometry 1084x796+0+0 &

it appears at +20+41 (or something equally odd - don't know why).  If I
start it using

netscape4 -iconic -geometry 1084x796+0+0 &

it starts up iconic, and when I de-iconify it appears at +0+0 as it
should.  I have been reliably informed by one of the system admin people
that this is a bug with netscape4.05.  Guess I'll just have to maximize it
manually, then :(