start location for windows

Ron Yorston rmy at tigress.co.uk
Tue Sep 1 17:09:32 UTC 2009


Steven Stern wrote:
>When I start a new program in Gnome, it positions the new window at the
>top left of the screen. Is there a way to tell it to use some other
>location (e.g., center)?

The Gnome window manager, metacity, positions windows automatically and
offers no control.  I maintain a patch to metacity that allows windows
to be positioned manually:

   http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/metacity/index.html

RPMs for Fedora and RHEL are available there.

Ron




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