Re: gVim window sizing issue
- On 06/05/08 02:01, Geoffrey Antos wrote:
> In a GTK2/X11 build, when a gVim window is maximized (with a panel belowI haven't looked at the patch, but I'm not sure it will work. If you
> it, preventing Vim from occupying
> the lower pixels of the screen) and the user opens a second tab, causing
> the GUI tab-bar to appear, gVim incorrectly
> assumes it can further enlarge the window, and pushes the commandline
> portion of the interface below the visible
> portion of the window. In order to make the commandline visible again,
> one must un-maximize and re-maximize the
> I know about the 'guiheadroom', but it seems like a hack to me. Change
> window-managers, change the wm's theme,
> change X's DPI (perhaps just by adding/removing an external monitor to a
> laptop) and this value may no longer be
> accurate. And then of course, there is also the case where one changes
> the size of the panel.
> I see two ways this can be corrected:
> 1. Figure out the correct "available" screen-size based on all the
> NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL and NET_WM_STRUT properties.
> This still doesn't account for window-manager border and titlebar sizes
> though, and I see computing the available size as the
> window-manager's job.
> 2. Don't attempt to make the window any bigger if it is currently
> maximized. This keeps the commandline visible when the gui
> tabbar is toggled on in a maximized window.
> The attached patch modifies gui_mch_get_screen_dimensions in
> gui_gtk_x11.c to force the window to remain the main size
> if it is maximized, thus avoiding the problem.
> -Geoffrey Antos
check the right end of your titlebar, you'll see that ":set lines=9999
columns=9999" almost maximizes the Vim screen, but not quite. There are
two possible workarounds:
- Click the Maximize button or the Maximize menuitem to "really"
maximize the window; or
- Use a "text-like" tab bar by means of
You may want to set 'tabline' to a user-written function, see ":help
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