[jsword-devel] BibleDesktop and Persistent window positioning

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 25 03:59:07 MST 2008

I really appreciate your eagerness to help!!

But I guess I didn't specify clearly what "after the nightly build"  
means. I was really tired last night. Sorry. The nightly build runs at  
midnight in Arizona, USA. Which is about 3am my time, but about 9am in  

If you look in the folder that holds desktop.properties (on linux this  
should be ~/.jsword) you will have a file named:
If it is not there, you were too eager. If you delete this file, you  
can test again.

Would you mind trying again?

You should notice that the first time you run it, the program will be  
75% the screen size and centered. When you close the program it will  
write out the current size and position to the  
LayoutPersistence.properties file.

When you subsequently start the program, it will use this information  
to size and position the window.

The other test I'm going to try is to see how it works with Portable  
BibleDesktop (www.crosswire.org/~dmsmith/bd). This is not released  
yet, but I was hoping to do so this release. The purpose of Portable  
BD is that one runs BD on a USB stick on whatever computer the user  
has access to.

The test would be to place the app at a reasonable size on a big  
monitor but located on the right and bottom part of the screen. And  
then open it up on a much smaller screen.

In Christ's Service,

On Jul 24, 2008, at 11:22 PM, DM Smith wrote:

> I have checked in Adam Thomas' code to persist the position and size
> of the main BibleDesktop window. After the nightly build, please test
> it.
> Adam has found a tremendously simpler way to center the window that is
> used for first run of BD. I'd like to know how it does in different
> Linux window managers.
> It does very well on Windows and Mac. I'll be testing Gnome on Fedora
> 9 tomorrow.
> Many thanks to Adam!!!
> In Christ,
> 	DM
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