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Re: desktop height?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: desktop height?
Date: 28 Jan 2003 14:27:38 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.93

>>>>> "Bruce" == Bruce Ingalls <address@hidden> writes:

  Bruce> Does anyone know a way to calculate the height of the desktop
  Bruce> in elisp?

  Bruce> I'd like Emacs to start up with maximum height.  For that
  Bruce> matter, I'd like XEmacs, and various OSes to work.

  Bruce> In Linux X Window, the following works reasonably well:

  Bruce> (/ (- (x-display-pixel-height) 50) (frame-char-height)))

  Bruce> I can get reasonably close with

  Bruce> (/ (x-display-pixel-height)
  Bruce>   (* (/ (font-default-size-for-device) 2) 3))

  Bruce> which works in w32 XEmacs as

  Bruce> (/ (x-display-pixel-height)
  Bruce>   (* (/ (string-to-number (font-default-size-for-device)) 2)
  Bruce>   3))

  Bruce> or w32 Emacs as

  Bruce> (/ (x-display-pixel-height) 18)

  Bruce> I'd also like to hear of testing on other OSes.  If someone
  Bruce> has a better solution, please send it!  Thanks ahead.

I used to probe the display to get what is effectively a maximised
emacs, on start up. I stopped doing this because probing in this way
misses things like the Gnome toolbar (which I still want to be

In recent years I've just gone onto setting it by hand. 



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