I want to run X with no window manager, just a firefox browser window, so I did 'echo firefox > ~/.xinitrc' then 'startx' and it loads firefox just fine but the geometry is not what I would like it to be. The length is fine but width is a little less then half the screen.
per 'firefox -h' there is a -width and -height parameter but this does not effect anything. I think it might rely on the window manager to use this, but I am not positive.
So I searched around a bit and I keep seeing info that says you can do something like 'firefox -geometry 782x909+0+0' but this doesn't seem to effect anything either. All of the text I read that mentions doing this refers to the Ice Windows Manager. Is '-geometry' specific to IceWM, and is it possible to take that functionality from it and use it with just a plain X session?
I have also found a little bit of information here
claiming that you can not pass window geometry on the command line without patching the mozilla source. Unfortunately the link to this patch is dead and I was unable to locate it anywhere else.
I really don't know a lot about using '-geometry' so any information on this will be greatly appreciated. I'm not really sure where to look for information. If this is not specific to IceWM, is there anything I can read that talks about it's correct use?
Also, if there is any better way to get a full screen browser without running any window manager, please share what you know.
Thanks for your time!