Re: Mutter window positioning

08.06.2011, 07:43, "Alessandro Crismani" <alessandro crismani gmail com>:
> Hi everybody,
> I do not know if this is the proper mailing list for Mutter, but it is
> the one that seems to suit better, so I'll try to ask here.
> I'll like to know if there is a way to change the positioning of new
> windows opened in Gnome. Let me give an example: If I open four
> terminals in a row they are placed in a sort of cascade mode in the top
> left corner, where the window bar of the second is just below the window
> bar of the first. Furthermore, it seems that the top left corner is
> preferred to other space for new windows.
> What I'll like to see is new windows trying to be "as far as they could"
> from other, in order to maximize the area that I can see of each window
> even if it is not raised. I really prefer this placement over the
> "cascade" one since each window gives me more information even if it's
> not raised, and I find a little bit annoing having to drag new terminals
> every time I open a bunch of them. I think this placement is called
> Smart in Compiz and if I am not mistaken is what Kwin uses by default.
> I do not mind if the setting is hidden somewhere and that somewhere
> doesn't come with a GUI. Please let me know if it's possible.
> Cheers,
> Alessandro

I wonder about the default setting and why is it favored. The application windows pop up somewhere in the corner. On a larger screen I drag them to the center each time launched and wish there was an option for centered placement.

Best regards,
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
shnurapet AT, GPG: 00217306

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