Re: Set Window Size

Clay Martin <> writes:

> Andreas Tolfsen <> writes:
>> Sam Uong <> writes:
>> > We've also noticed that even when it does change size, it sometimes
>> > changes to a size that is different from the one requested. This
>> > happens when window managers clip windows to fit into the screen,
>> > or when they decide that it is big enough that the user meant to
>> > maximize.
>> This is to be expected, and incidentally why the specification makes
>> no guarantees that the window is the requested size when returning.
>> Marionette contains such a check at the moment, but this is
>> non-confirming behaviour and will be removed shortly.
> No matter what it’s tricky as there are a lot of edge cases
> that won’t work 100% of the time as listed. That said some
> level of effort seems reasonable (even delaying a set time before
> returning). Sadly I don’t have data for average resize time between
> frame and content. Are cases like setting the window size to > window
> manage common/promoted? I guess there could be value in it? Trying to
> think of a proper use case (maybe testing a website for a large screen
> display on a small screen/resolution?).

Mandating an arbitrary wait duration seems like a pretty random solution
to the problem when some (if not most) windows can be resized pretty
much instantly.

Anticipating the window size to grow > or < the current window size
could not be guaranteed either because the window manager might have
custom rules preventing it. (jgraham used tiling window managers as an
example of this.)

Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:44:58 UTC