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Re: Negative positions in frame parameters

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Negative positions in frame parameters
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:09:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> Recently
>>> (make-frame '((left . -10) (top . -10)))
>>> stopped placing the frame in the bottom-right corner of the screen (at
>>> least in the Gtk build).
>>> Could someone fix it?
>> Why should it go to the bottom-right corner? At least on w32 you can
>> have the upper left corner outside of the screen.

> http://www.xfree86.org/current/X.7.html#sect6

So where was the change made that caused this new behavior?
In Emacs's code or in some external library?

> The problem in Emacs is how do you say the equivalent to
>   -geometry --10--10, -geometry +-10+-10
> in frame parameters?

David was quicker than I, so I'll just +1 on his suggestion, except that
it's incompatible with previous behavior.


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