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Re: Maximization doesn't work properly on Windows Xp, Emacs

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Maximization doesn't work properly on Windows Xp, Emacs
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 21:19:53 +0200
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Eivind Midtgård wrote:
1. Windows XP, SP2

2. My taskbar is vertical on the left-hand side of the screen.

3. Sometimes maximizing Emacs makes the Windows window stretch from
the left-hand side of the screen to the right. It should stretch from
the end of the taskbar to the right-hand side of the screen. Likewise
if the taskbar is on the right-hand side. Also, the window doesn't
stretch to the bottom of the screen, there is a small uncovered area

4. What I see: The left-hand side of Emacs is hidden below the taskbar.

5. Reproducible? Sometimes, but I cannot predict when.

5.a Occurs often when I start the computer from hibernation.

5.b Occurred the one time I ran a full-screen program (PowerDvd),
while Emacs was running (minimized), and I switched back to Emacs.

5.c After 5b occurred, I exited Emacs, started it again, maximized it,
and it again stretched from the left-hand side of the screen, so it again
became hidden behind the taskbar.

6. I never experienced this with

Hi Eivind,

I believe this is a known problem. You say that you did not see this with I can not explain that, but I know I saw problems very similar to those you have seen when I used They occured a bit randomly. However I always have the windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

The reason for the problem is that the Emacs window (frame) is not really maximized on MS Windows. And this is because the display engine in Emacs currently is not tested for taking care of half lines that maybe could result from making the it maximized. (At least this is how I have understood Kim's answer earlier on this. And I believe Kim here.)

I have however been testing a very simple patch for this very long now. I have seen just one minor problem (I always use maximized windows) and no one else using it has reported any problems at all, but this patch will surely not make it into Emacs 22 since people really want to make a release very soon.

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