View Full Version : how to resize a window from konsole?

06-24-2006, 04:14 AM
this kind of goes along with my last topic but i was wondering if it was possible to resize a window from the shell or konsole....that would be really nice if anyone knew of a command that could od that or something....

06-24-2006, 02:55 PM
After some googling I found this site:
I installed version 1.07 from debian-packet (http://packages.debian.org/stable/x11/wmctrl) to Knoppix 4.0.2 CD

I tried it a bit:

knoppix@1[tmp]$ wmctrl -l
0x01200008 -1 Knoppix KDE Desktop
0x01400008 -1 Knoppix kicker
0x02000005 1 Knoppix pugs - Konqueror
0x02600005 1 Knoppix Shell - Konsole
0x01e00029 3 Knoppix Post a reply - Mozilla Firefox
0x0200c7d4 3 Knoppix wmctrl - Konqueror
0x01c00005 3 Knoppix Shell - Konsole
knoppix@1[tmp]$ wmctrl -i -r 0x01c00005 -e 0,-1,-1,700,300

First command lists all windows and second resizes window which has ID "0x01c00005" to 700x300 pixels.
And it did work for me.

06-24-2006, 10:44 PM
yes i googled it and found the same link. but when i turned onmy linux comp again, even the desktop was resized to about an inch long by half an inch high so all i could do was right click and click on the little bit of the home icon that was showing...do you think that program coudl also resize the desktop?