Window placement off-screen

Michael Orlitzky michael at
Thu Apr 28 17:53:18 CEST 2011

On 04/28/2011 11:47 AM, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Michael Orlitzky <michael at> wrote:
>> On 04/28/2011 02:58 AM, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:31 AM, Michael Orlitzky <michael at> wrote:
>>>> This has been driving me nuts on three separate machines since the 4.8
>>>> upgrade. Surely someone else has run into it and fixed it?
>>>>  1.
>>>>  2.
>>>> Both are the result of starting the terminal, and running the shown
>>>> command. No other tricks.
>>> Chances are that the initial size of Emacs window is smaller and fit
>>> in the area, but then Emacs enlarges its window afterwards once the
>>> font size is applied, causing the window to be placed partly outside
>>> of the screen.
>>> I can see Emacs resizing its window on startup here
>>> Does this happen with other apps as well or just Emacs?
>> In the second screenshot, evince is not emacs =)
> Yes, but evince also resize its window.

Well, sure. And so do ristretto, mplayer, and basically every other
application that opens something of variable size. They all ultimately
fit on the screen (ok, usually), but I have to stop what I'm doing, take
my hands off the keyboard, and drag them back into view before I can
continue working.

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