Gnome movement?

Derek Martin dmartin at
Thu Feb 10 16:14:13 EST 2000

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:

> When moving windows around on the Gnome desktop it looks like the
> windows move in pixels (numbers within parenthesis) but in what unit of
> measure do the windows resize?

It depends.  Usually it's pixels, but if the application is primarily
text based (like Xterm) the geometry can be in character cells.  At least,
I think that's the case... I've been using KDE (which doesn't give you
geometry changes when you move or resize a window) for so long now that
I'm no longer certain about that.  This, BTW, is KDE's biggest downfall,
IMO. Though there are several others that are close in the running...

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"    "Who watches the watchmen?" 
-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 

Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
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