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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Using X11 Toolkit Command-Line Options

Nearly all X Window System clients, or programs, accept a set of similar command-line options, known as X11 Toolkit options. These options provide a range of choices for the window size, placement, colors, title, or fonts used when a client starts. Most of the standard X11 Toolkit options are discussed in the X manual page.

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To learn more about the X Window System, see page 171.

Using Geometry Settings to Set Window Size

Use the -geometry option followed by width, height, and xoffset or yoffset values to start your program with a specific window size, in a specified area of your display, or in a virtual desktop.

Placing rxvt terminal windows by using -geometry
  1. Use the -geometry setting with the ...

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