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RE: set-frame-size for frame without minibuffer loses mode line

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: set-frame-size for frame without minibuffer loses mode line
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 07:13:01 -0700

>  > With the dired frame selected:
>  > M-: (set-frame-size (selected-frame) 30 40)
>  >
>  > The dired frame is correctly resized, but an empty extra line appears
>  > below the mode line (there is no minibuffer on this frame).
> Does this wrap the menu-bar of the selected frame?
> That is, do you get two menu-bar lines instead of one?


> Does the extra line appear when the menu-bar does not wrap?

No. That is, there seems to be no problem when the new size does not cause
the menu-bar to wrap.

>  > With the dired frame selected, repeat the last command (that is,
>  > repeat (set-frame-size (selected-frame) 30 40)):
>  >
>  > C-x ESC ESC
>  >
>  > Now, both the extra empty "minibuffer" line and the mode line have
>  > disappeared.

This problem (the main one) also only happens when the menu-bar wraps.

>  > The more serious bug is the disappearance of the mode line. No matter
>  > how many times the `set-frame-size' is repeated, the mode line does
>  > not reappear.
> What do you use to make it reappear?

Nothing. It does not reappear. But, as you suggested, the problem only
happens when the new width is small enough that the menu-bar must wrap.

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