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Bug 73559 - Remembering a window's position and dimension
Remembering a window's position and dimension
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-09-05 23:29 EDT by berto
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-05 23:29:14 EDT
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Description berto 2002-09-05 23:29:08 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Description of problem:
It would be nice if sawfish 'remembered' the last size of a window and where the
window was positioned on the desktop.  Maybe there could be options in the
window's pulldown menu like in previous versions.

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This is an enhancement request.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-01 15:40:08 EDT
We are providing sawfish "as-is" so closing all feature requests for it.

I would forward this bug to gnome.org for you, but I'm assuming the feature was
deliberately removed. You might want to search bugzilla.gnome.org or Sawfish
mailing list for previous discussion.
Comment 2 berto 2002-10-02 18:01:51 EDT
Call me crazy, but today I learned that I'm not using sawfish!  It's been
metacity all along.  Is there a way for metacity to remember the previous
position of a window?
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-02 18:21:09 EDT
See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81802

Also there's a fair bit of discussion in wm-spec-list@gnome.org archives.

Short answer though is that it can't be implemented reliably without 
some new conventions in the WM spec. In any case, 81802 on gnome.org tracks this

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