Re: as 1.7.126 regressive behavior

Mark Schreiber (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 01:24:04 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Ethan wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Aug 1999 wrote:
> > When opening a graphic in xv and the graphic is as high as the screen, in
> > my case 768 pixels, then there is no title bar etc. This behavior was
> > fixed before but has now reappeared. 
> Actually, this is correct behavior.  When xv changes its window size, it 
> requests a new (x,y) position as well, which AfterStep is expected to 
> grant.  The "fixed" behavior you mention was actually broken - the xv 
> window moved down and/or across the screen (depending on your AS config), 
> which happened to leave the titlebar visible.

Is it possible for xv (or any other X program) to ask afterstep (or any
other wm) for the total size of all the goodies hanging off the windows?
That would be the titlebar, the frame, and everything else added together.
Because if it can't, it would seem to be a bit of a difficulty with
X-Windows and full-screen apps in general...

You could use the Scroll module, if you can deal with the extra space the
scrollbars take up, and use a smaller window...

Or you could bind a handy key combination to Maximize x y, with x and y
sizes that give you your desired space around the window.

Finally, if there's some sort of way to have Afterstep run a script every
time a window opens (this would be the cool way), you could have a script
check for any windows that are the same height as your screen and resize

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Best of luck,
Mark Schreiber