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Old 07-24-2016, 05:58 AM   #1
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Configure pysolfc initial window position?


Is there any way to configure pysolfc initial window position?

I want to do so because it snaps to a desktop corner. This is new behaviour with a new installation of Debian 8 Jessie and Xfce. Previously it has opened in a convenient position.

Holding shift while closing the pysol window does not change the behaviour.

Netsearching has not identified a solution; no window position configuration item found, not in ~/pysolfc, not in .Xresources and .desktop files are agnostic about windows positions according to http://standards.freedesktop.org/des...ec-latest.html

No other applications behave this way on the desktop.
 
Old 07-24-2016, 11:19 PM   #2
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There was a similar question a few days ago about another program (unfortunately, I can't find the thread tonight).

I do not think that XFCE (or most DEs, for that matter) offers an easy way to do this. There may be some way to pass the geometry to pysolfc by jiggering the command called by the menu item to include the geometry, but that is frankly a shot in the dark.

Full disclosure: I normally use Fluxbox, which does indeed offer an option to "Remember Dimensions" and "Position."

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Thank you frankbell

As you half expected, psysolfc does not accept -geometry:
Code:
$ /usr/games/pysolfc  -geometry 100x100-37+50
PySolFC: ERROR: invalid file name
I contacted the pysolfc author skomoroh via https://sourceforge.net/projects/pysolfc/ and will update this thread with any new information
 
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