metacity behavior plugins ?

lostson lostson at lostsonsvault.org
Fri Sep 19 14:48:20 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 09:10 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 06:51 -0400, Thomas Thurman wrote:
> > 2008/9/18 lostson <lostson at lostsonsvault.org>:
> > > On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 13:30 -0400, Thomas Thurman wrote:
> > >> there is simply no good way to do this in an
> > >> automated way at present.
> > >>
> > [...]
> > > I am mostly concerned with
> > > just the main window. For instance when i start Xchat it always starts
> > > in the upper left corner where I want it to be. I don't know the reason
> > > it does but it does. When say for instance I have xchat open on my
> > > desktop and that is it and I run evolution it appears in the top left
> > > corner exactly where xchat is covering it up. Why would metacity place
> > > it there ? There is already a application residing there. The way I
> > > would implement this is in right click in the titlebar with a remember
> > > window position much like Fluxbox or KDE has. Then everytime you start
> > > the app it appears right where you saved it at.
> > 
> > This is the thing, though-- I understand you want to be able to click
> > something saying "remember window position", but I still don't know
> > what "remember window position" might mean across sessions.  Sure,
> > Metacity can remember where the window is until you log out, but
> > that's not what you want.  You're asking for the window to come back
> > after you log out, log in, and then re-launch xchat or evolution.  But
> > then we have to consider how Metacity can recognise that the new
> > window is the same one as before.
> > 
> > But if fluxbox or kwin has an option which does exactly this, perhaps
> > it's worth looking at that and seeing how they do it.
> > 
> > Thomas
> > 
> I wonder if System->Preferences->personal->Session->Sewssion Options ->
> Automatically rmember running applications when you log out
> would be a step towards what you want.

 Wouldn't you have to have all the apps running then when you log out
and that way it would start all of these when you log back in. That is
not necessarily what I am thinking about.
-- 
LostSon

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