[mythtv-users] Do GuiOffsetX and GuiOffsetY do anything?

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Fri Nov 20 00:50:19 UTC 2009

Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Daniel Kristjansson
> <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 15:49 -0800, Gabe Rubin wrote:
>>> I am trying to fine tune my GUI screen to correct for overscan and be
>>> able to see everything.  I have tweaked the settings in the database
>>> and figured out that a 1168x657 screen should do the trick.  However,
>>> I have a horizontal black strip at the top and I could go for a little
>>> more room at the bottom (i.e., the GUI is not horizontally centered).
>>> I thought I could adjust the GuiOffset settings, but that does
>>> nothing, even if I enter ridiculous values like 100 or -100.  Is this
>>> the expected behavior or should I do something else to center it?
>>> This is on myth .22.
>> They work here, but they are dependant on window manager support.
> I use ratpoison.  Should I be using something else?  I also have Use
> Window Border turned off and Use fixed window size turned on.

In order to get GuiOffset to work with ratpoison, I had to patch 
ratpoison (see 
<http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/248851>). The patch 
can be found in the MiniMyth repository at 

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