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Thread: Remember Window Positions

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    Remember Window Positions

    My question is basically the one asked here:

    Possible to get Gnome (Compiz?) to remember window position/size?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=180642

    but the answers I see are either devilspie or sawfish, both of which seem to use scripting or text files.

    Is there no tool that will just allow me to set the windows as I want and it will simply remember that? Seems fairly simple....

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    Re: Remember Window Positions

    Unfortunately not. The author of Gnome decided that it was not the job of the window manager to determine where windows would pop up. From the research that I've done, devilspie seems to be the best and easiest way to go.

    BTW, KDE does have that functionality built in.

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    Re: Remember Window Positions

    Quote Originally Posted by randomnote1 View Post
    The author of Gnome decided that it was not the job of the window manager to determine where windows would pop up.
    really??! that's pretty lame. You'd think such a simple feature would be included. I hate having to always re-position my windows once I start an application. It should remember where you last had it set too.
    is there another way?
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    Re: Remember Window Positions

    i was wondering this same thing, and found devilspie to be exactly what i wanted. grab devilspie and gdevils pie (gdevils pie you can get from google code) and espectially with gdevils pie its easy to setup and use, qute painless!

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    Re: Remember Window Positions

    Almost there. Only thing being: I dont want to tell the windows where to go - I want "them/the WM/ the DE / whoever" to remember where I put them.

    Still fiddling with this - I remember googleing for it since gnome 2... *sigh*

    *necropost* sry

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