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Old 04-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Launching only firefox

Hello all,

I have recently discovered the xinit command. I am now trying to launch firefox with xinit.
xinit /usr/bin/firefox
My main and only issue is that when my firefox launches it is not full screen. I played with the monitor options and I think that the full screen size is 1280x720.

I am trying to launch firefox directly from the terminal with no GUI session. (Gnome or KDE etc.)

I am using Ubuntu 11...something.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Hmm. I don't think you can do that, run Firefox without X.
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If you start Firefox with xinit then Firefox is running with X, there is just no windowmanager, therefore also no titlebar to bring that application to fullscreen. Early versions of Firefox could be started with -width and -height options, I don't know if they will accept that today. What happens if you press the fullscreen-key (F11)?
Old 04-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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I actually figured out the command that I needed to perform. The command goes as following:
xinit /usr/bin/firefox -height 720 -width 1280 HTML_FILE_CONTAINING_GOOGLE_MAP_URL.html


firefox, x11, xinit

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