Re: Disabling the auto-resize behavior
- Anthony Gorecki wrote:
> Hello,Whatever you do, gvim isn't programmed to hold a fractional number of
> In reference to tip 883 <http://www.vim.org/tips/tip.php?tip_id=883>:
> I've been searching for a way to disable the default gvim window-resize
> behavior, however neither the VIM documentation, Google nor the #vim IRC
> channel has been able to provide me with a solution.
> Regarding set (lines|columns), gvim automatically rescales the lines and
> columns to the nearest whole number that will fit on the screen, thus if you
> `set lines=999', you may end up with lines=140, leaving extraneous free space
> below the window because there isn't enough space to evenly fit another line.
> The method I suggested in the above tip tenuously forces gvim to maximize
> itself properly, but the window behavior is unreliable and make-shift at
> best. Using the lines and column settings isn't adequate in this case, as I
> need a fully maximized window more than I require an even number of visible
> lines and columns. Is there a way to force gvim to assume the largest
> possible screen space without manually hitting the maximize button twice
> after every new editor window is opened?
> Thanks for your help.
lines and/or columns. Furthermore, different settings of 'guifont' mean
different character heights and/or widths. But -- see below.
IIUC, you say you "need" to see a half-line or a half-column if that is
what it takes to bring the edges of the Vim window to the edges of the
W32 or X11 screen all around. I don't understand that "need".
This said, in some versions of the GUI you can use the 'guiheadroom'
option (q.v.), but since it exists in only a few versions, you should
check if it is functional, for instance with "if exists('+guiheadroom')".
However, ":set lines=99999 columns=99999", possibly preceded by ":if
exists(":winpos") == 2 | winpos 0 0 | endif" is the most portable
solution known to me: AFAIK, it works identically in all GUI versions
and even in some console versions.
A further possibility, where the ":simalt" command is supported, is to
use (for instance in French Windows, where the "Maximize" menu item of
the System menu is "A&grandir") ":simalt ~g". As you see, the problem is
that you need the proper letter in the OS's current menu language, which
makes this solution not portable across OS language settings.