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Old 06-06-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
kaelthas
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Trouble with window position


I am having an issue with window position ever since i installed the proprietary nvidia driver and enabled desktop effects. Every window I open ends up with the title bar off-screen, and the menus underneath the top bar. I'm using Fedora 6, and gnome. Anyone else run into this, and solved it? I'd appreciate any help.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
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Compiz (desktop effects) isn't loading the "place" plugin.

I've fixed this before, but its been a while since I've used gnome so bear with me...

1) install gconf-editor ( yum install gconf-editor ).
2) run gconf-editor either via a terminal or else from Applications -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor
3) navigate to apps --> compiz --> general --> allscreens --> options and edit the active_plugins node on the right
4) put "place" in the series right after "resize" (with commas and such to keep them seperate)
5) disable & re-enable desktop effects.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by hollywoodb
Compiz (desktop effects) isn't loading the "place" plugin.

I've fixed this before, but its been a while since I've used gnome so bear with me...

1) install gconf-editor ( yum install gconf-editor ).
2) run gconf-editor either via a terminal or else from Applications -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor
3) navigate to apps --> compiz --> general --> allscreens --> options and edit the active_plugins node on the right
4) put "place" in the series right after "resize" (with commas and such to keep them seperate)
5) disable & re-enable desktop effects.
Worked beautifully, thank you very much
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by hollywoodb View Post
Compiz (desktop effects) isn't loading the "place" plugin.

I've fixed this before, but its been a while since I've used gnome so bear with me...

1) install gconf-editor ( yum install gconf-editor ).
2) run gconf-editor either via a terminal or else from Applications -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor
3) navigate to apps --> compiz --> general --> allscreens --> options and edit the active_plugins node on the right
4) put "place" in the series right after "resize" (with commas and such to keep them seperate)
5) disable & re-enable desktop effects.
I just tried this since my window locations always seems to reset to default every time I restart an app and it didn't work.

Is there not a way for gnome to remember the last position you closed a certain app? (save window location/position)

thanks
-MD
 
Old 04-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #5
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I had this problem, plus I also had "Place Windows" activated in CompizConfig Settings Manager. So I just deactivated the "Put" plugin and now it all seems to be ok. Thanks for the heads-up.

Last edited by x64; 04-22-2011 at 08:49 AM.
 
  


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