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burdi01 03-24-2013 07:09 AM

Sat Mar 23 updates replace Terminal by xfce4-terminal
Current 64-bit: The Sat Mar 23 updates replace Terminal by xfce4-terminal, the latter of which uses the former's settings (which I appreciate).
But whereas Terminal "remembered" its screen location (e.g. LRH) over a logout/login or a reboot xfce4-terminal does not -- it always opens at the center of the screen.
Any tips?

tronayne 03-24-2013 07:38 AM

Have you looked in ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc and at Edit/Preferences in the terminal window? You can fiddle with the geometry setting; not sure there's a way to remember a screen location, though.

burdi01 03-24-2013 10:12 AM

Yes, I looked into ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc as per e.g. fiddling with the MiscDefaultGeometry attribute may set the default screen location.
However, I want the screen location as it is at session save time to be remembered. Fiddling with the geometry in .cache/sessions/xfce4-session-<host>:0 (outside of xfce) had an effect when restarting xfce. But only once: with the next logout/login the terminal is centered again.
From another, not updated yet Slackware box I know that the latter fiddling does not represent how things worked. In the .cache/sessions/xfwm4-xx...xx.state file there is a [GEOMETRY] attribute with values that may be the ones I am looking for. However fiddling there has no visual effects.
Maybe the screen location is saved but not picked up at restart ...

burdi01 03-24-2013 10:54 AM

I restored my pre-update backup and applied the updates again while excluding xfwm4 and retaining Terminal.
I then started in xfce a Terminal and a xfce4-terminal. I logged out/in and saw that the Terminal's screen location was picked up and that the xfce4-terminal's one was not. Upgrading xfwm4 had no effect.
By moving the two windows and loging out/in I could see that the screen locations for both windows are saved in the .cache/sessions/ file.

So the problem is that xfce4-terminal does not pick up its screen location (or that xfwm4 did/does not pick that screen location) upon restart.

NetrixTardis 04-21-2013 12:31 AM

anyone ever found a solution to this problem?

burdi01 04-22-2013 04:15 AM

I saw the symptom with Xubuntu 13.04 too, so this really is an Xfce problem ...

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