I noticed that by default most of my programs start with their window on the top left (at least with my configuration) and I'd like them to start at the middle of my screen.Here's an example. I open (for the first time after logging in) System monitor, and it appears there:URL]How can I do this? I would also like them (the windows) to remember where I've placed them the last time I've used, for example, I want pidgin to start on the right and at the bottom, chrome in the middle, nautilus a bit at the top right, ... how can I do thisDIT: Ok, in Compiz there's an option to put it on the middle, with a 'smart' position, ... but nothing to remember the last position and size!
For the last year I was using the version of Firefox that came with 32-bit Karmic Koala. Recently I installed 64-bit Maverick. Meerkat, so I'm now using Firefox 3.6.10. Previously, when first opening Firefox, the window aligned to the left edge of the screen. Now it is centered. The window dimensions are correctly retained between sessions, but not the position. Can I get it to open at the left again?
Is there a way to alter the default position that windows open such that if I have an application that I want to open (for example) with the lower right corner in the lower right corner of the screen or in the middle of the screen, etc, this can be done automatically? In KDE it can be done by right clicking and adjusting application properties. I don't see how to do that in Gnome. I'm using Fedora 13 with Gnome.
I am using ubuntu. I have Cairo clock on my startup list, but after logging in cairo-clock appears on left top corner, but as it is the position reserved for computer, my home, mounted volumes etc. So I want to change default position of cairo-clock to left but there is no such option in the preferences of cairo-clock. My cairo-clock version is cairo-clock 0.3.4. Can I edit any config file of cairo-clock.
I'd like to make Gnome Terminal always start using this command line: gnome-terminal --geometry=92x49+0+0 However, when I right-click the icon either in Start Menu Favorites or in Application Browser, there is no 'Properties' option where I can configure this. Nor does there appear to be any option in Gnome Terminal Profile Preferences (other than to run something other than the shell when starting Terminal). Anyone know how make this modification so Gnome Terminal will always start in the same size and position?
I would like to change my default window manager to sawfish. There are many instructions on the web to install sawfish, log out, then select sawfish, then log back in. This worked for me with karmic, but I'm not seeing any way to select a window manager during the lucid log in process. (Sawfish is running fine if I start it with "killall compiz && sawfish &" during an ongoing session.)
I recently went through a desktop crisis after removing unity from 11.04, installing openbox, hating it, and then installing Gnome 3. What's weird is certain applications like chrome and some other system things appear to use the theme I have (as in, they look nice) but windows like terminal, file browser, and most other applications including the default log in screen all look like windows 95.
you can see the square unstyled buttons. I'm just wondering how to apply a full on system theme to apply to all windows in gnome 3. tweak-gnome didn't look like it could do it, and after running through the themes (redmond, clearlooks, etc) they didn't have any impact on these windows.
I play a few games that dont play well with compiz even with all the effects turned off (on system>appearance) which used to change the window manager to metacity it dosent seem to anymore so that i dont have to run metacity --replace every time i want to play one of thease games (and remember to keep the terminal open untill i log out (otherwise i loose all window decorations) how would i set gnome to allways use metacity?
I have a 9.04 machine that is used by the family with two accounts set up. One is mine with sudoer privileges and I prefer fluxbox. The other account is for everyone else and the rest of the family prefers gnome. Is there a way to set the default DE/windowmanager for each user so that each user simply has to login and be in their preferred environment?
Since school ended, I decided to finally wipe and due a clean upgrade to Slackware 13.0. Everything is great except one thing. When I want to save something in firefox, the "save as" window that popups up, that allows you to browse to right directory, popups too low. In my window manager(wmii), the bottom is cutoff. I want to have the window popup higher. Is this possible? In my previous install, I think the window would usually remember where it last was, but now it seems to always popup in the same location. I'm not sure if this is slackware, firefox or wmii issue. Also I tried another wm, Awesomewm, and it showed up in the same spot.
Way back from Windows 3.x days to the latest 64bit Windows 7 (classic/standard theme)there is a way to make the window edge border wider then 1 pixel.I often use 3 to 5 pixel to make it easy to grab on hi-resolutions displays and hi DPI monitors.There doesn't seem to be an easy or obvious way to do this with the Gnome X-Windowing system?
11.2 KDE 4.3.5 I have desktop effects on and window shadows enabled. The main windows don't seem to follow this, nor does any taskbar pop-ups when you hover your mouse over them. I even set the shadow settings to high/annoying settings but I only see it on context/right-click menus.
I don't like the blue shadow because it is too light, but I can't seem to find where to change it. This seems to also apply to in-active windows as far as the size of the shadow but with a gray shadow instead. Still, if the desktop effects were effecting this, then the shadows I see should be large. Plus, desktop effects only give you one color choice with it just being darker on the active window. How to change this?
I have just installed F11 and want to change Nautilus to default Ubuntu and not open each folder in separate window. But I can't go to Edit/Preferences.Nautilus keeps crashing and I get this report:Quote:
In X windows, for both a window you're opening in a terminal at the time, and for one that's already open, how can you set the window to a precise location? That is, is there a parameter you can add to the command of opening a program to set the window to a specific location, say pixel 30x30? Likewise, is there a way to set the position of a window that's already open to a specific location?
I've been making a "gui" for a script to help automate some of the steps involved in customizing a live cd with zenity. I have a menu with radio buttons for each option. When I pick "Remove a package manually", I have it show all of the installed packages as well as a text box for me to type the name into. The only downside to this method is that the package window overlaps the text box. Is there a way to change the window position of zenity windows?
Im running fedora 13 in my machine, where i installed mac4lin theme and after that all the window's close, maximize, minimize buttons changed their position from right hand corner to left end corner. I ve attached the snapshot a window. I cant restore it back.
For something I'm working on, it would be incredibly useful to open a program (qemu, specifically), and have the window by default reside at a set position (in this instance, on the second monitor in the upper left corner). I can do this with gnome-terminal, but that seems to be the only application to have a feature like this this.Is it possible to do this independent of the application itself, so that it would work with any applicatio
The issue is that Gnome will not "remember" the size and location of the window in which an app was last run. For example - I run Disk Usage Analyzer and stretch the window to be the full height of the screen and about half the width of the screen and move it to the far left of the desktop. I then close the app. The next time I run it the app comes up in a "default" window size, not the size I last used, positioned randomly on the desktop.
p.s. I should add that some apps seem to remember their prior window size/position. For example OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Nautilus.
I lastly used KDE (version 1.x ). Now I'm using KDE 3.5 for several weeks and one thing really annoys me: there are a lot of programs that don't remember their last window position and/or size. They always default to a specific location/size when I close and open them again. I give you some examples:
Program that doesn't remember anything: - Konqueror
Program that remembers window size, but not position: - KMail
Nice Program that remembers everything: - Basket Note Pads
Is there a way to tell these programs to remember their position/size?And a second question about konqueror: Can I tell konqueror to remember the view mode? I prefer MultiColumn view, but it always defaults to Icon view.
Is there any way to position subtitles in Totem in a bottom on the black border of the 16:9 movie when showing in the full screen of 4:3 monitor?Or not necessarely in fullscreen, but in a window where black borders are on the top and underneath the actual video frames.
Now always the subtitles covers part of the video on the bottom, which is a shame as there would be empty space underneath also.
The same question for VLC.
Subtitles, would be in the external file. And I am not looking a solution which would need transencoding the video file.
btw, for GNOME Mplayer, the solution is to put "-vf expand=:-100::2" into Edit/Preferences/Mplayer/Extra_options_to_Mplayer
How can I change the positions for the notifications? It is at a weired place after installing 10.4 and I need to move it. I have been googling about it and it seems like the position is hard coded in the source code, can this really be true? If it is, I am starting to question my decision to use Ubuntu. How can i serous skilled developer hard code something like that in the source code? Can I trust the developer to know what he is doing?
I have a dual monitor setup using TwinView running an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.04 amd64. The GDM (login) greeter is displayed in the center of the screen, and thus, one half of the greeter is on the left monitor and the other half is on the right monitor. I've been trying to find away to move the greeter to only one monitor. I've searched Google and the forums for an answer.
Here's what I've tried: 1) gmdsetup => does not have an option to position the greeter 2) gconf-editor => does not have an option to position the greeter 3) ubuntu-tweak => does not have an option to position the greeter 4) Tried these settings in /etc/gdm/custom.conf, /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom, /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf: Code: [greeter] SetPosition=true PositionX=200 PositionY=300 5) Mucked around with /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gdm-simple-greeter.schemas , /usr/share/gdm/gdm-greeter-login-window.ui, /var/lib/dpkg/info/gdm.conffiles
Since I have my mp3s on a windows directory (C:UsersmagodiafanoMusic) I used to create a link in order to have a direct access to this directory from the ubuntu's desktop. The problem is that everytime I log into the pc, the link does not work anymore as if the position of the directory was changed. So I have a lot of problems with the library of rhythmbox too. What is my error?
i'm not sure for using the correct channel here but i hope someone out there can answer my little questions. 1st in older version i was able to change the settings of the terminal look as the font color, background color and so on. I was also able to define a default window size of a new terminal window. But since after upgrading to to the first release this year and a complete new installation of the current release Maverick i do not find this option anymore. Is there a way how to set up the terminal default window size?