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

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: how could the mighty emacs lack --fullscreen ?
Date: 19 Dec 2001 09:01:13 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>> 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...

Eli> 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?

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

OK, then say that there in Info, otherwise the user won't know it
can't be done, and will ask over and over ;-)

But if one can do
$ xli -fullscreen 
then certainly emacs, with its ./configure stuff, can maybe please do
it next time.

Dan>     Last time [before I took the emacs 21 plunge] we had a big argument
Dan>     about this, with wopping functions for .emacs being presented. Anyway,
Dan>     the shortest solution for me was in .Xdefaults:
Dan>     !emacs.geometry: 97x32+-6+-6 for emacs 20.7. For 21.1 use:
Dan>      emacs.geometry: 95x35+-6+-6

Dan>     however, it's like still totally hardwired.

RMS> That is cryptic and obscure--I don't understand the problem.  What
RMS> exactly did you do, and what exactly was the results?

[huh, me confuse RMS?  Ahh, he never guessed what I wanted is so simple:]

the goal is to make emacs occupy all of [my 15 inch] monitor except
for the window manager toolbar [which lies on the bottom of the
screen].  I must start emacs, then hit ALT F10 in the icewm window
manager to do this.  This is the maximize button, the same as found in
in the upper right corner of your screen probably.

All I did was experiment with different combos in ~/.Xdefaults till I
got the effect.

Hmm, back in the emacs -nw days, one had to divulge $ROWS, $COLUMNS
info to emacs to get what one wants... no magic ALT F10 bullet... well
ok, never mind that...

RMS> Please read the Bugs section in the Emacs manual, which provides
RMS> guidelines on how to write a bug report to give us the
RMS> necessary information so we can fix the bug.

Naw, it's just too simple: do
$ xli -fullscreen file.jpg
notice how it occupies the full screen?  True there is some stuff
covered by the tool bar, but still, why cant emacs do that?  OK, Eli
said why.  Well, at least I hope you see what I'm asking for is super
simple [to visualize]. 
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