[ale] dangerous - but i did it anyway
aaron at pd.org
Thu Sep 15 22:20:58 EDT 2005
I don't know what Xwindow related files may have been in your /tmp, but I can
give offer a tip on moving or sizing oversized or badly offset windows to
where you can access the corners or gadgets:
On the Gnome / Sawfish desktop I'm running on this box right now, pressing the
ALT key along with a LEFT Mouse Button click and hold allows me to
re-position the window from anywhere within it, not just at the title bar.
Pressing the ALT key along with a RIGHT Mouse Button click and hold allows me
to re-SIZE a window from anywhere within the it (along the X , Y or Combined
axis depending on initial mouse movement direction).
I believe KDE and most Gnome window managers support these HotKey / Mouse
Action combos as their default.
Once you settle on a size and position you like for an application's window,
you should be able to "snap shot" or save the settings via the window menu.
Your values from the snap shots my very well be stored in /tmp, but I believe
the default and standard is to save them in the .[windowmanager] directories
of the users' home directory.
On Thursday 15 September 2005 21:13, Roger Hammons wrote:
> While playing with rsync (and just after reading that
> the "--delete" option is dangerous) I wiped out everything
> in /tmp which, it turned out, contained some files needed
> by my xserver.
> I have almost everything working again (via xf86config)
> EXCEPT most or all windows appear physically larger than
> before and some are physically larger than my screen. This
> is most apparent and frustrating when the window won't allow
> resizeing by moving the edges or corners - as with solitaire
> (patience). (Solitaire is just an example - and among the
> least of my worries.)
> Any ideas?
> Roger Hammons
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