starting firefox3 with defined geometry
freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Jan 10 08:25:57 UTC 2012
On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:45:04 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Is there some way to start firefox3 in a defined geometry, something
> $ firefox3 -geometry 1024x768
Answer: Yes, but it's not as easy as it could have been.
Unlike nearly every other X11 program, notably the "old"
and "outdated" ones, Firefox does _not_ seem to support
the _standard_ -geometry WxH+X+Y parameter.
However, you can define the window width and height
with command line parameters:
% firefox -width 1024 -height 768
I've tested this with the Firefox installation I have
here (which is v6.0.1).
Positioning of the window is not possible by this
means. Also note that those parameters do not show
up when you try
% firefox -h
to get some help, and "man firefox" is of course
fully futile. :-)
There is a "workaround" for the lack of standard
geometry support: You could have Firefox execute
Those can even be provided on the command line.
However, that's a bad excuse for not supporting
what users expect working for 30 years.
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