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Emacs 21.2 Frame Parameters

From: Joseph W. Jackson
Subject: Emacs 21.2 Frame Parameters
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 13:02:32 -0600

I recently upgraded to Emacs 21.2.1 and now find that several of my frame customizations don't work. In particular, the frame-parameters "top" and "left" get ignored.

For example:
In version 20.7 I used the following command to create a second frame positioned all the way to the right of my screen:
       (make-frame '((height . 70) (width .  93) (top . 0) (left .  581)))

under emacs 21.2.1 the command above produces a frame of height=70 and width=93 but the windoe is positioned at top=0 and left=0. I get an identical result when I try to set "top" or "left" values for the variables "special-display-frame-alist" and "default-frame-alist"

Can someone tell me what has changed and how to work around the problem?

I am operating under Redhat Linux 7.3 and I'm using either the Gnome interface or a WRQ Reflection Suite for X connection.

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