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Old 02-02-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Destop arrangement


All,

Need to know how to auto arrange my desktop so that when it opens, on bootup, I get the following:
  • Dolphin: In upper left quadrant,
  • Thunderbird: In upper right quadrant,
  • Gedit: In lower left quadrant,
  • Konsole: In lower right quadrant,
  • Firefox: 1/2 screen centered left-right & top-bottom,

Please point me to any resources you know. Haven't found any myself. Probably not the right search terms, so need your help!

Cheers!

TBNK
 
Old 02-02-2017, 08:21 PM   #2
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What desktop environment are you using?

In the meantime, this link may help: http://askubuntu.com/questions/61397...e-and-position
 
Old 02-04-2017, 04:03 AM   #3
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sounds like you want a tiled layout.
the obvious choice would be a tiling windowmanager
 
Old 02-04-2017, 05:19 PM   #4
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What desktop environment are you using?

In the meantime, this link may help: http://askubuntu.com/questions/61397...e-and-position
frankbell,

Kubuntu 14.04 LTS with Plasma!

Cheers!

TBNK
 
Old 02-04-2017, 05:29 PM   #5
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sounds like you want a tiled layout.
the obvious choice would be a tiling windowmanager
ondoho,

My understanding of tiled layout would work for #1-4, but not for #5. Correct me if I'm wrong!

Cheers!

TBNK
 
Old 02-04-2017, 05:47 PM   #6
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ondoho,

My understanding of tiled layout would work for #1-4, but not for #5. Correct me if I'm wrong!

Cheers!

TBNK
There are tiling window managers that also allow for floating windows. so 5 is covered. Awesome is one....
 
Old 02-05-2017, 03:31 AM   #7
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All,

Need to know how to auto arrange my desktop so that when it opens, on bootup, I get the following:
  • Dolphin: In upper left quadrant,
  • Thunderbird: In upper right quadrant,
  • Gedit: In lower left quadrant,
  • Konsole: In lower right quadrant,
  • Firefox: 1/2 screen centered left-right & top-bottom,

Please point me to any resources you know. Haven't found any myself. Probably not the right search terms, so need your help!

Cheers!

TBNK
I'm assuming you want something like this?

http://s82.photobucket.com/user/Indy...6la3r.jpg.html

This is my media center PC... It's running XFCE, but it's like this every time I start up. Only thing I done was size my icons how I wanted them and put them there.

Guess I don't really understand why this would be an issue w/ XFCE
 
Old 02-05-2017, 08:56 AM   #8
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There are tiling window managers that also allow for floating windows. so 5 is covered. Awesome is one....
dwm does this too.
 
Old 02-05-2017, 09:45 AM   #9
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The easiest solution would be to use the native kde tools to save your session and restore it on login. In kubuntu 14.04, in the kde menu go to Settings > System Settings which will bring up the System Settings application. In there, go to Startup and Shutdown > Session Management. Under "On Login" you can choose "Restore previous session". Then the next time you login, the applications and windows will be the same as when you logged out last time. Another option is "Restore manually saved session". Choose this option, hit "Apply" and then set the windows/applications up the way you want to see them when you login. To manually save that session layout, go to the Start menu > Leave. There will now be a new option, "Save Session" along with Logout, Lock, Switch user. Choose Save Session. The next time you login, the session you saved will be restored.

Using the "Save Session" method will probably work best for you. Then every time you login, you will login to the last saved arrangement you specified no matter what the state was when you last logged out

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