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Old 01-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
sageres
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Question X application scale


Hello.
At work I use an outdated old proprietary UNIX application that has hard-coded window geometry sizes. I display it back to my Linux box by launching it remotely. The problem is, when it launches it takes up most of my screen, and I am already at the highest resolution that my monitor will allow. And, because the values are hard-coded, (and we do not have the source), I can not change the actual application and we have to work with it, and changing its code is not an option.
Is there any, any possible way to scale the application down by any amount (for example 1/3) during the launch?
Thank you for the answer.

Last edited by sageres; 01-03-2008 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Added question mark, corrected spellings.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried passing a -geometry option to the application? Many X libraries accept this to adjust the basic screen size and position. The syntax is typically:

'xterm -geometry 40x10+0+0' which will create a 40 column, 10 row window with its position in the upper left corner (0, 0).
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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Have you tried passing a -geometry option to the application? Many X libraries accept this to adjust the basic screen size and position. The syntax is typically:

'xterm -geometry 40x10+0+0' which will create a 40 column, 10 row window with its position in the upper left corner (0, 0).
I tried, but I'm afraid the application did not understand that parameter.
 
  


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