For some reason, I wish to resize a window to a very large size, 4-5 times larger than my screen size. For now, I am doing it manually by moving the entire window but one corner out of the screen and then pulling the corner to expand the window. However, this is very time taking. Is there some way to resize the window to a particular height and width instantly ? (perhaps from commandline or with the help of some small app or something else)
I propose two solutions
wmctrl package, then you can resize your window with
wmctrl -r string -e 0,left,up,width,height
string is a substring of the window's title,
(left,up) are the desired screen coordinates of the upper left window's corner, and
(width,height) are the desired window's dimensions.
For a more precise window's choice, run
wmctrl -l, which will give you a list of records containing window's ID, screen's number and window's title. Then you can resize a particular window by ID with
wmctrl -i -r ID -e 0,left,up,width,hight
More information in
wmctrl man page.
Install the package
devilspie, then create the folder
~/.devilspie and a file
my-name.ds in this folder, with content:
(if (is (window_name) "My Window") (geometry "widthxheight+left+up"))
devilspie to resize your window.