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Re: Window height changes when tool bar is removed


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Window height changes when tool bar is removed
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 11:00:08 +0200

> From: "Paul Smith" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:42:04 -0500
> 
> I decided the tool bar didn't add any value for me, as a long-time Emacs
> user, so I tried to reclaim the space by adding this to ~/.emacs:
> 
>   (tool-bar-mode -1)
> 
> This removed the tool bar, but it didn't reclaim my space; instead my
> window shrunk by the number of lines the toolbar replaced.  I guess
> there are arguments on both sides of this one, but I find it
> disconcerting to have to specify my window geometry 2 lines larger than
> I actually want the window to be, so that when the toolbar is removed it
> will come out correctly.  This means I must set my geometry to 80x72,
> for example, to get an 80x70 window after the toolbar is removed.

The convention for Emacs is that 80x70 measures the text area
dimensions.  So I guess this is a (perhaps adverse) side effect of
that.

I think if you disable the tool bar in the X resources, the side
effect will be gone, since Emacs will start without a tool bar to
begin with.



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