Re: [dwm] Maximized emacs bug

From: Edwin Stearns <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 09:36:00 -0400

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 11:32:26AM -0400, Edwin Stearns wrote:
>> I like your project very much, but I have found an annoying bug with
>> using emacs. To see the bug, follow this recipe:
>> Open a xterm.
>> Call emacs without loading the configuration file like this:
>> # emacs -q
>> Modl-M to maximize emacs
>> In emacs:
>> M-x menu-bar-mode
>> Add watch emacs go back to tiled mode.
>> This bug is worse for me in that there is something in my .emacs
>> configuration file that causes emacs to leave maximized mode on every
>> key press. The above recipe doesn't cause this problem but I hope
>> someone will be able to debug the problem from it. My work around
>> currently is to have emacs maximized in it own node.
> gvim and emacs behave that way, because they are broken (they
> send configure request after they have been resized, because of
> increment handling, such an configure request lets dwm restore
> the old size).
> There are two solutions:
> 1. use emacs/gvim in floating mode only (at least maximize them
> in floating mode only).
> OR
> 2. Change the line resize(sel, arrange == dofloat, TopLeft); in
> client.c:togglemax() as follows:
> resize(sel, True, TopLeft);
> Note that 2. is no solution for the official dwm version, but
> might be a solution for you.

Neither of the solutions work for me. The problem is difficult to
reproduce without my .emacs configuration file, so I must be doing
something unusual. I like dwm enough that I will live with it until I
have more time to research the problem.


Edwin Stearns
Received on Mon Aug 14 2006 - 15:36:04 UTC

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