View Full Version : [xubuntu] How to precisely resize windows in XFCE?

March 31st, 2014, 02:09 PM

Is there some way in XFCE (I have 4.10) to precisely resize windows by pixel numbers?

I want some exactly resized windows, e.g. 501x504 pixels, for some training videos that I want to capture.

I don't mind some command line wizardry, and I don't mind even getting hold of some patch that adds tooltip sizes if I resize with the mouse.


March 31st, 2014, 03:50 PM
xdotool (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/saucy/man1/xdotool.1.html) will allow you to resize windows on the fly. For example, to resize an existing Mousepad window to 400x400 pixels:

xdotool windowsize $(xdotool search --name "Mousepad" | tail -1) 400 400

If you want to start a program with a specific size, you can use the --geometry or -g paramters if the application supports them, or use a tool like devilspie (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Devilspie).

March 31st, 2014, 04:47 PM
Thanks, Toz

Installing xdotool and running the command from a terminal worked perfectly. Now I can resize all the windows I need perfectly.

Thanks again