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Re: Patch to fix frame positioning bug on Windows with (make-frame '((le
Re: Patch to fix frame positioning bug on Windows with (make-frame '((left . -1)))
Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:45:49 -0500
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)
Jan D. wrote:
>> Using Emacs built from CVS source code on Windows XP, the frame created
>> using the following Emacs-Lisp code is positioned such that the
>> rightmost 7 pixels of the frame are off the right edge of the screen:
>> (make-frame '((width . 80) (height . 20) (top . 0) (left . -1)))
>> The below patch solves the problem but it may not be optimal because it
>> simply subtracts 7 from the computed value of f->left_pos.
> Can you verify if your change has any impact on this bug:
> This was the reason a change was made. It may be impossible to get
> Emacs to work correctly on W32. Just [subtracting] 7 is no good, as
> you self pointed out, a more general solution must be found.
My change breaks the fix for that bug, so I'm going to investigate
In my testing, I noticed that (make-frame '((top . -1))) on Windows
suffers an even worse positioning error -- about 30 pixels at the bottom
of the frame fall off the bottom of the screen!
I would think that when a frame is positioned so that it is completely
visible, we have the following variables and relations:
OUTER-LEFT: The number of pixels between the left screen edge
and the left border drawn by Windows of the frame.
This can be 0.
LEFT-BORDER: The width of the left border drawn by Windows (in pixels).
FRAME-CONTENT-WIDTH: The width of the frame content, including
the fringes but not including the left and
right borders drawn by Windows.
RIGHT-BORDER: The width of the right border drawn by Windows (in
OUTER-RIGHT: The number of pixels between the right screen edge
and the right border drawn by Windows of the frame.
This can be 0.
DISPLAY-WIDTH: The width of the display (in pixels).
and finally this relation should hold:
DISPLAY-WIDTH = OUTER-LEFT + LEFT-BORDER + FRAME-CONTENT-WIDTH +
RIGHT-BORDER + OUTER-RIGHT
A similar relation can be constructed for the vertical screen
Given this model, we should be able to make w32term.c position frames
consistently, regardless of whether the 'top or 'left frame parameter
was positive or negative (modulo the issue with the user being able to
change the width of the border drawn by Windows -- but it should work
with Windows' default border sizes).
franl <at> world . std . com