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Re: [C source] What is gravity and the change_gravity argument?

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: [C source] What is gravity and the change_gravity argument?
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 19:52:51 +0600

Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:

> Akib Azmain Turja <akib@disroot.org> writes:
>> X and PGTK uses that 'change_gravity' argument, I can't understand what
>> they are doing with them.  I searched the internet and found several
>> answers[1], but couldn't make any sense.
> `change_gravity' means to actually change the position of the frame's
> outer window, and to reset the window gravity to NorthWestGravity.  If
> it is 0, then we ignore the value of xoff and yoff, preserve the current
> window gravity, and simply restore the previously set frame position.
> X has two gravities: the window gravity and bit gravity.  The window
> gravity defines how a window is repositioned when its parent is resized.
> The bit gravity describes how the contents of the window are moved or
> obscured when it is resized.


> I think the values are quite self explanatory.

Yes, just like directions in a map (of somewhere).

Akib Azmain Turja

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