View Full Version : [ubuntu] the new calculator

October 13th, 2010, 01:41 AM
The old calculator I could put the icon on my taskbar and when opened it

would appear on the desktop where I wanted it to, which is the lower right

hand corner. The new calc cannot be resized and will always open up in the upper left and I have to

then move it to the lower right. After I close it and re-open it then

appears again in the upper left again. Any ideas on how to make it open

where I want it to and to resize it??

If you install Galculator at least it is adjustable, but it has a bug the divisor won't work.

I do think there is a time for the Ubuntu gods to leave well enough alone.

October 13th, 2010, 02:22 PM
ross i dont think there is a way i also tried the default calculator and it opens on the upper left as does the one i use

October 13th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Interesting that may be the case, so what did they not do in 10.10 that they did in 10.04??

October 14th, 2010, 07:32 PM
only the programing gods know the answer to that question

October 15th, 2010, 03:14 AM
That is what happened in Fedora as well. Mint still works the way I want. However if any one figures out a fix please post it. If you install Galculator at least it is adjustable. However the divsor does not work.

October 23rd, 2010, 01:22 PM
only the programing gods know the answer to that question
The God's Reply

"Bug 659624" <659624@bugs.launchpad.net>

I'm marking this bug as a regression, the gcalctool in Ubuntu 10.04 did
remember its position.

** Changed in: gcalctool (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed

October 23rd, 2010, 01:57 PM

Check whether the calculator has a -geometry argument and if so, add it to the launch string.

October 24th, 2010, 03:50 AM
Thanks for the idea but I have no knowledge of how to do what your recommend, and why would that allow the calc to stay put?