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Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 17:19:48 +0200

On 17 Dec 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> All I wanted to do was have emacs startup in full screen mode [you
> know, where all the real estate is covered except for the window
> manager toolbar jazz].
> Why can I do
> $ xli -fullscreen photo.jpg
> whilst the mighty emacs is incapable?

If you can describe how to do that with all, or at least some, of the 
toolkits and window managers supported by Emacs, someone here could write 
the code to implement that.  For now, the Windows version can do that, 
but the others cannot.

> Looking at Info node "Window Size X", nothing is telling me how to
> have emacs start up with full sized windows, you know, the ones that
> hitting Alt-F10 gives me...

That's because the way to do that is toolkit- and window manager-specific.

> Anyways: add a node to tell "how do I start up in full screen mode".
> If it is something that cannot be handled in .emacs, and must be done
> in .Xdefaults, [or the command line] say clearly so so as to leave no
> doubts, but xli can do it, so why not the mighty emacs?

This cannot be described clearly because there's no easy way of doing 
that in general.

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