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Place Windows

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Package

Compiz Plugins

Category

Window Management

The Place Windows plugin provides some basic window placement algorithms, to place windows at a natural and sensible place when created.

Using Place Windows

  • Place Windows is on by when enabled and is not called via a keybinding
  • Opened windows will be placed on screen according to the algorithm you set

Configuration

  • Workarounds is essentially a workaround to ensure that the newest modal dialog from an application cannot be behind an older modal dialog if it was denied focus. This ensures that new modal dialogs created are always placed on top, and are not obscured by older modal dialogs.

  • Place includes four different placement algorithms in the Placement Mode option

    • Cascade places windows in a cascade, starting from the top left hand corner of the screen

    • Centered places all windows in the center of the screen

    • Smart places windows to avoid overlapping other windows on screen as much as it can

    • Maximize places windows in the center, and maximized by default when placed

    • Random places windows anywhere in the work area

Window Placement Rules

Finally, the place plugin allows you to place matched windows on a certain area of the screen, or a certain viewport every time.

Placing a window to a fixed position

Positioned Windows

X Position

Y Position

You will need to enter a window match here. For more information on how to write a window match, see Window Matching

The X position of the window, this is how many pixels space there is between the top left corner of your window, and the left of your screen

The Y Position of the window, this is how many pixels space there is between the top left corner of your window, and the top of your screen.

Placing a window to a fixed viewport

Viewport Positioned Windows

X Viewport Positions

Y Viewport Positions

You will need to enter a window match here. For more information on how to write a window match, see Window Matching

Which viewport along the horizontal axis to place the window on. The first viewport starts at 1.

Which viewport along the vertical axis to place the window on. The first viewport starts at 1.

Plugins/Place (last edited 2008-06-11 11:28:54 by TB2)