Bug 19172 - 'best-fit' isn't
Summary: 'best-fit' isn't
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-16 12:40 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-12 12:29:16 UTC
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-10-16 12:40:54 UTC
I currently have sawfish set to 'best-fit' placement, but it keeps sending
new windows to the top right-hand corner, regardless of whether or not
there's already a window there. :-(

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2000-10-16 14:40:45 UTC
It seemed to be more of a case of one window being 'invisible' as far as the
placement algorithm went.  When I closed that one (gnome-terminal) window, it
worked fine with new gnome-terminal windows.

Sorry, don't know how to reproduce it.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2000-10-16 14:52:50 UTC
Hmm, will forward to John Harper and see if he has thoughts.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2000-10-17 15:43:29 UTC
Okay, here's how to reproduce it.

Start a gnome-terminal.  It appears at the top right hand corner. (I'm using
best-fit placement and _not_ remembering window attributes.)

Move it slightly, dropping it back at the top right hand corner.  Start another
gnome-terminal.  The new window now covers the old one.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2001-03-21 23:30:22 UTC
The ChangeLog for 0.38 sounds promising:

        - Corrected off-by-one error in `smart' placement modes

Haven't tried it though.

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-12 12:24:18 UTC
Sounds semi-similar to my window placement problem in bug #21732

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-12 12:26:36 UTC
Also sounds similar to bug #15438

Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 19:40:19 UTC
Upstream at http://bugzilla.eazel.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8413

Closing on RH level.

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