[arch-general] adjusting Gnome 3 window placement settings

Francis Gerund ranrund at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 20:55:12 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com>

> On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:09:02 -0400, Francis Gerund wrote:
> >Could someone please tell me if there are any user accessible settings
> >to control placement of appication program windows
> I don't know, but what ever WM/DE you're using, you could start apps by
> a wrapper. Scripts using wmctrl and xdotool might help you to get what
> you want and you then could switch WMs and DEs whenever you want ;).
> OTOH reading and writing x and y positioning with those tools is fishy
> on my install.

Thanks for the reply.  The direct problem I was having seems to be not
caused after all by
window positioning, but by Gnome 3 apparently detecting a non-existent
secondary display.

I am working on that now, and posted another email on that topic.

Very strange though, that only the window(s) for gnome-disk-utility seem to
be affected.

Also, sorry for neglecting to say that I was using Gnome 3 Desktop
Environment on Arch 64-bit. (Composing email on Gmail's asinine built-in
editor gives me fits - the editor jumps around at unpredictable intervals,
adding and deleting bits of text in random spots).

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