[Xmonad] Re: Emailing: A taste of Haskell.pdf

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Jul 5 09:01:58 EDT 2007

What I'm still missing is: why doesn't xmonad get told the correct window size by xnest?  The -geom thing tells xnest how big a window it should throw up, but regardless of its window size it should report it faithfully to xmonad.

Similarly on resizing, which comprehensively does not work -- ie resizing the xnest window, making it smaller, is not reflected in the xmonad layout. Instead xnest just truncates even more of it.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: Andy Gimblett [mailto:A.M.Gimblett at swansea.ac.uk]
| Sent: 05 July 2007 10:19
| To: Simon Peyton-Jones
| Cc: Stefan O'Rear; Donald Bruce Stewart; xmonad at haskell.org
| Subject: Re: [Xmonad] Re: Emailing: A taste of Haskell.pdf
| On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 08:30:22AM +0100, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
| > But surely xnest should tell xmonad how big the window is, so that
| > xmonad knows how to behave?  If I resize xnest's window, it should
| > tell xmonad, which should adjust.
| >
| > Still, I'll certainly try the -geometry thing, thanks
| I was going to write and say: when I've used xnest I've had to adjust
| for a border around the xnest window, and so if I was on a 1600x1200
| screen (say), I'd tell xnest to use 1598x1198, with -geometry.
| However, looking at my xnest-using scripts, I see I don't do that, and
| do in fact say -geometry 1600x1200 - it's rdesktop I "trim" for.
| Still, I can report that I did use -geometry with xnest, and maybe
| trimming is worth thinking about...  Perhaps I just didn't notice it
| under xnest.  :)
| -Andy
| --
| Andy Gimblett
| Computer Science Department
| University of Wales Swansea
| http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/~csandy/

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