Bug 109544 - Emacs window resizes to a very small size after startup
Summary: Emacs window resizes to a very small size after startup
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: quartz-wm (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.11 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
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Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-04 12:09 UTC by Matthias Scheler
Modified: 2019-05-23 18:18 UTC (History)
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Description Matthias Scheler 2019-02-04 12:09:31 UTC
When I log into a remote system from a Mac (macOS 10.14.3, can be produced with older versions as well) using "ssh -Y" and run Emacs over this connection, Emacs will open a window of the requested size and immediately resize it to a very small size which only leaves about 3 lines of text visible.

This happens to multiple people using multiple operating systems on the remote machine:


In my case the target system runs OmniOS with Emacs 26.1 built from "pkgsrc".

The common factors seem to be:
- XQuartz
- Emacs 25 or 26 using the GTK+ 3 toolkit
Comment 1 Matthias Scheler 2019-02-04 14:37:48 UTC
I forgot to mention that this problem doesn't happen when I use the X server shipped with Ubuntu 18.04 inside a virtual machine.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2019-05-23 18:18:34 UTC
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