X and mystic geometry problem  X
This is a discussion on X and mystic geometry problem  X ; Whenever I launch xterm, I get a geometry of 80x25, because I set
so in my X resource. However, whenever I pinpoint where I want to
put it, with geometry +/x+/y, I get a geometry of 80x24  i.e.,
one ...

X and mystic geometry problem
Whenever I launch xterm, I get a geometry of 80x25, because I set
so in my X resource. However, whenever I pinpoint where I want to
put it, with geometry +/x+/y, I get a geometry of 80x24  i.e.,
one line shorter than normal. Why is that?
Proof:
$ xterm &
$ xwininfo  grep geometry
geometry 80x25+137+137
$ xterm geometry +14+14 &
$ xwininfo  grep geometry
geometry 80x24+14+14
Anybody knows how to fix it?
Thanks

Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)
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Re: X and mystic geometry problem
* Tong * wrote:
>Whenever I launch xterm, I get a geometry of 80x25, because I set
>so in my X resource. However, whenever I pinpoint where I want to
>put it, with geometry +/x+/y, I get a geometry of 80x24  i.e.,
>one line shorter than normal. Why is that?
>
>Proof:
>
>$ xterm &
>
>$ xwininfo  grep geometry
> geometry 80x25+137+137
>
>$ xterm geometry +14+14 &
>
>$ xwininfo  grep geometry
> geometry 80x24+14+14
>
>Anybody knows how to fix it?
A variation of this problem came up a couple of weeks ago in cwx.
Xterm (for some unknown reason) thinks it can do a better job at
resource management than the Xt wm shell widget  trouble is that it
can't. So, if you repeated your experiment on a properly written Xt
app, you would get the behaviour that you expected.
I think Thomas Dickey, the xterm maintainer, is looking at the problem.

Re: X and mystic geometry problem
Kip Rugger wrote:
> A variation of this problem came up a couple of weeks ago in cwx.
> Xterm (for some unknown reason) thinks it can do a better job at
> resource management than the Xt wm shell widget  trouble is that it
> can't. So, if you repeated your experiment on a properly written Xt
> app, you would get the behaviour that you expected.
> I think Thomas Dickey, the xterm maintainer, is looking at the problem.
yes.

Thomas E. Dickey
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