> What's happening is that urxvt (like many terminal emulators) can only > draw windows of some specific sizes based on the size of the > characters (eg. x number of rows, and y number of columns.) So while > you may have larger and the equivalent of say 80.4x20.1, urxvt can't > do anything with this extra space. > > If you honor size hints, the windows will end wherever they can, and > use as much space as they can, but leave gaps between windows if the > total space isn't properly divisible. If you don't honor size hints, > the windows themselves take up the extra room (but they can't do > anything with the extra room, so they just leave it blank, and > sometimes the transparency is a bit wonky in those "buffers").
The most concise explanation yet. I have set size_hints_honor = true, accepting gaps into my life. Since the terminal is supposed to show me my background in the extra space anyway, it is barely visible and thus not a problem. I am now happier. Many thanks, tycho! PS. I wonder how Dwarf Fortress will fare with awesome. -- To unsubscribe, send mail to awesome-unsubscr...@naquadah.org.