[Gllug] Advice on starting two browser windows.

salsaman at xs4all.nl salsaman at xs4all.nl
Fri May 20 13:46:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 09:26, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 07:36:08AM +0100, tid wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I'm in the process of building of a livecd (archlinux & fvwm) and want
>> to start two browser windows, each taking up half the screen
>> ( left and right ). I can see It's possible to do this via opera with
>> profiles, but
>> (a) I'd prefer to use chromium and
>> (b) I'd prefer some control over the placement of the windows. Chromium
>> doesn't appear to have any -geometry type settings whereas opera does.
>> Any advice gratefully received.
> I'd suggest embedding the browser windows as widgets, then using
> something like Gtk or Qt for placement.  With this you'll very easily
> be able to get any layout you want.  The downside is that the
> embedding APIs for browsers are hard to use, buggy and unmaintained
> (this is definitely true for Gtk -- I understand that things are much
> better in the Qt world, but have not actually used those).
> Rich.
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Well, you could go the embedding route, its not that its particularly
buggy, just hard to implement correctly:


A better way might be to find the Xwindow ID of the relevant windows by
walking the linked list of toplevel windows, and then force a move/resize
at the XWindow level.


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