Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53282
window placement problems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
The saved position of windows is not remembered correctly at login.
Often windows re-appear slightly shifted from their saved positions,
as much as the width of the window border.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure gnome to use the sawfish window manager, Gradient theme and
a 3x3 workspace pannel
2.place 4 windows in the first workspace, tile them so that they completely
the entire area above the pannel.
3.logout and select 'save current setup'
Actual Results: The windows will not appear where you place them.
Expected Results: The windows should have been placed in the exact
position on which they were saved.
This bug is extremely annoying when one attempts to carefully build a
with a number of small status windows. The misplacement will cause windows
to cover up portions of nearby windows. If you repeat the process of
the current setup, the windows can shift quite far. Sometimes the window
shift into a nearby workspace if it is shifted off the edge. This can be
bad when the operator assumes that window placement has some meaning.
Sometimes windows that are saved in a workspace other than the
upper left-hand corner workspace will pop up in the wrong workspace.
For example if you save a window in the middle right (in a 3x3 workspace)
it will come up in the upper-left on the next login. You should, however
window drift and positioning problems with even a 1x1 single workspace
configuration. The wrong workspace popup problem seems to show up
when one has a dozen or two windows spread thruout the 9 workspaces
in a 3x3 configuration.
This is a high problem for us as windows that move out of a workspace can
make it appear to our operator as if a system has crashed or that a
is no longer available. This is particularlly true on a multi-workspace
configuration where the window placement gets reset to the upper-left
Allow me to clarify the workspace issue. We use just 1 workspace that
has 3 rows and 3 columns. (See Workspaces under the Sawfish
window manager in the Gnome control center.)
Sawfish in rawhide should be better about this, and the move to GNOME 2 should
fix remaining issues when we make that move.