Re: XForms: hide and show drift

Dr. T.C. Zhao (
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 00:05:06 -0500

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from Tristan Savatier <> :

>Under Solaris 2.5.1 SPARC, using the Openwindows window manager,
>I found that when hiding/showing a form, sometimes (randomly)
>it drift of a distance that correspond to the size of the
>window decoration (i.e. this is a significant move),
>and sometimes (most of the times) it does
>not drift at all. The behavior seems to be random.

Probably not random. It should occur only the
first time (for full border and transient). As I mentioned
in an early message, this is fundamentally
an unsolvable problem due to lack of means
to find out what/which window manager (and
under what kind of configuration) is runing,
xforms has to let the window manager do its thing
once, then find out what it did and try to
compensate. Unfortunately, it is not bullet-proof
(yet ?).
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