Re: [dev] terminal that accepts any size

From: Alexander Surma <>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:48:25 +0100

I can't speak for wmii, but if you make dwm ignore resizehints xterm
behaves exactly like that.
If you insist on keeping resizehints enabled, I don't believe you'll
find a terminal which works like that out of the box.


On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Jonas Bernoulli <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 18:04, Alexander Surma
> <> wrote:
>> Well, resizehints are exactly that, hints. Not an obligation.
>> It's usually the job of the window manager to respect (or not to
>> respect) those hints - it's not
>> something that has to be changed in the implementation of the terminal emulator.
> Let me rephrase: Does anyone know of a terminal that instead of
> setting resize hints
> (that would cause wmii to draw thicker boarders around the window [1])
> does not set
> any resize hints but instead adds some extra space (in the background
> color) on the
> right and/or lower sides (or equally on all) (which does not have any
> (truncated) text
> on it) if the window size set by the window manager does set the
> window to a size
> which match a multitude of the font being used?
> [1] and which is worse often draws a thinner boarder, like in "of size 0px".
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