Re: Application window size.

 Tom Gilbert twisted the bytes to say:

 Tom> * George Farris ( wrote:
 >> You know one thing I find super annoying is having to resize an 
 >> application **every** bloody time I open it.  Is there no way of 
 >> doing this in Gnome or Gtk.  For example I open my home directory 
 >> in GMC and am presented with a small window.  I resize the window 
 >> the quite the application.  Next time I open it, @#$%^&* same small 
 >> window.  Only way to fix this is in the source code.
 >> This is a problem for almost every Gnome application.  I'm looking 
 >> at writing another small utility and I'd really like to have it 
 >> save the size.  Is there a Gnome standard on this or is it up to us 
 >> coders to implement or not implement as we see fit?
 >> -- 
 >> George Farris - VE7FRG

 Tom> I think application size is up to the windowmanager. Your wm should
 Tom> have tools to help you save the status of applications. Enlightenment
 Tom> certainly does.

The application size should be left to the application. This relates
back to my rantings about parsing the geometry command line
option. Few applications do it. The ones that do not should be
considered incomplete, IMHO.

 Tom> Apps may set themselves a minimum or a recommended size, but they
 Tom> should not interfere with the job of the wm by specifying the size
 Tom> themselves. Applications (such as netscape) who save and load their
 Tom> own geometry aren't doing users any favours. IMO.

If the applications allowed --geometry then the user has full control
of how large and where the window should appear.

check the behaviour of gnome-terminal as compared to gnumeric

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