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Old 02-06-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
Kaspan
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Geometry of (Autostarted) Applications


Hello linuxquestioners!

I'm having trouble with the -geometry option.

I am running a debian distribution with xfce 4. I'm trying to get Emacs and a terminal to autostart:
First I did it through the interactive menu.
Then I added to
Gnome\ Terminal.desktop exec's command -geometry+0+0
Emacs.desktop's exec: -geometry-0+0.

So Emacs loads (more or less) properly, but the terminal insists on loading at the bottom left. Is there any way to change this?
The problem repeats itself with regularly started apps too.

Another thing: Emacs doesn't load all the way at the right but a bit left-shifted. I think this is because I'm using a widescreen (Samsung SyncMaster 931bw). Can this be changed?

Is there a better method than the -geometry parameter?

Thanks a million!
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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gnome-terminal --help says "--geometry" will do the trick. (Two dashes instead of one)

--display and --screen might also be useful.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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Ah, and btw: if you're using Xfce - are you sure, you use the gnome terminal and not "terminal" of Xfce itself?! (terminal --geometry)
 
Old 02-08-2008, 02:31 AM   #4
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--geometry

Thanks!
I checked that now but it still doesn't work. I'm sure I'm using gnome-terminal because that's the command that autostart uses.
 
  


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