Re: Positioning of new windows

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 10:15:50AM +0000, AG wrote:
> How does one set it up so that new windows open on, say, the bottom
> right hand corner of the screen rather than the (default?) current
> top left?

I don't know the answer, but I think I at least understand the question
and why the previous two answers aren't appropriate.  I'll therefore
attempt to translate the question so someone might be able to answer

So this question is about window placement options under the particular
window manager you are running in GNOME under Debian Squeeze (presumably

When you press a launcher to open an application (so, not using the
-geometry flag -- although as a hack you could customise the launcher
to supply one, it's not an ideal solution) the window manager decides
where to place the window.  I believe the current behaviour is that
it will either tile the window so that it doesn't overlap with any
other, or cascade it from the top left corner of the screen.

You would like it to favour, say, the bottom right corner instead of the
top left.  Now as far as I know, (a) the standard version of metacity
doesn't have much in the way of window placement options, so you are
going to have to change window managers, and (b) there probably aren't
any that will give bottom-right as an option although I'm sure you can
manage centred.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]