How to set window position of fvwm modules?

How to set window position of fvwm modules?

Post by John A. Thoma » Fri, 12 Dec 1997 04:00:00



I have Red Hat 4.1a running, and now I have X windows running.  This is
probably a newbie question, but I can't find how to position the
location of the window of a program started by fvwm.

Specifically, I have Adobe Acrobat on my "Applications" list.  It loads
but positions itself in the upper left quadrant of my 2x2 desktop.  That
is, the lower right corner of Acrobat is in the lower right corner of my
screen, and the upper left corner of Acrobat is way off in space --
where
I can't get to it.

Any tips would be appreciated.



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How to set window position of fvwm modules?

Post by Colonel Pani » Tue, 16 Dec 1997 04:00:00


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> I have Red Hat 4.1a running, and now I have X windows running.  This is
> probably a newbie question, but I can't find how to position the
> location of the window of a program started by fvwm.
> Specifically, I have Adobe Acrobat on my "Applications" list.  It loads
> but positions itself in the upper left quadrant of my 2x2 desktop.  That
> is, the lower right corner of Acrobat is in the lower right corner of my
> screen, and the upper left corner of Acrobat is way off in space --
> where
> I can't get to it.

If you're starting it through an xterm, i.e., exec xterm -e acrobat,
you can use the -geometry switch.

Possibly acrobat itself has a similar switch.

What I do when I have programs that do this is to start on a bottom
section of the desk so that when the window goes off the top of the
screen I can get at it by popping up to the next section of the
desktop.  That's a kludge but it works.

Supposedly the "savedesktop" module will preserve settings across
sessions & allow you to set up windows the way you want them ... it
seems to not always work, though.

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How to set window position of fvwm modules?

Post by Phil DeBecke » Tue, 16 Dec 1997 04:00:00



> I have Red Hat 4.1a running, and now I have X windows running.  This is
> probably a newbie question, but I can't find how to position the
> location of the window of a program started by fvwm.

> Specifically, I have Adobe Acrobat on my "Applications" list.  It loads
> but positions itself in the upper left quadrant of my 2x2 desktop.  That
> is, the lower right corner of Acrobat is in the lower right corner of my
> screen, and the upper left corner of Acrobat is way off in space --
> where
> I can't get to it.

> Any tips would be appreciated.



> 5720 LBJ Fwy., Suite 470 | (972) 387-8881   |
> Dallas, TX 75240-6328    |       Fax        | PGP public key available

In your .fvwmrc file, change 'exec acroread &' to
exec acroread -geometry 640x480+100+100 &
to get acroread in 640x480 size at 100, 100 location on screen.

Hopefully acroread (or whatever the executable is called) will take the
-geometry argument; it might be -g, or something else - probably in the
docs somewhere.

HTH,
Phil

 
 
 

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