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Old 06-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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How to resize/scale an application's window in CentOS5/Gnome?

I have a custom application that was designed to fit on a 1280x1024 resolution display. For certain reasons, I need to temporarily run it on a laptop whose resolution is 1440x900.

The problem is the bottom inch or two of the application's window is cut off (because the display is 124 pixels too short in the vertical).

The application was not designed to be a resizable window. Is there any way for me to resize the window? I would prefer to scale it completely, so that the entire application is still visible, but having to scroll up and down would still be better than not being able to access the bottom of the window at all.

Looking online, I found "wmctrl", which may do something for me. (I won't have access to the computer again until monday). Perhaps ALT-F8 as well.

Laptop is running CentOS 5.8 64 bit (with GNOME).


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probably you can successfully resize the frame, but every app can lock its window, so maybe not. Also the app itself will redraw the content of the window and the result will only depend on the app itself. So if it can properly handle the resize event you will be able to modify ....
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I tried wmctrl, but it had no effect. The window seems unresizeable. Alt-F8 didn't have much luck either.

I'm not the developer of the application itself, so unfortunately, I can't modify it to do what I need.


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