James (
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:55:15 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, Ethan wrote:

# With the default feel, you should be able to right click on the bottom 
# bar to move the window.

i'm using feel.autoraise (hey, i'm lazy, why waste energy clicking on
windows to get their attention!)

# Also, investigate the SmartPlacement and RandomPlacement feel options.
# >From the afterstep man page:

yeah, i've got RandomPlacement on i think... What'd be nice is some sort

DefaultPlacement=10 10

which'd make any new windows appear at 10,10 (or whatever) if the window
can't be placed automagically. You could then combine it with SmartPlacement
so that windows normally appear where there isn't one, but if that doesn't
work then they'd appear at 10,10 (or whatever).

# ... if neither are specified, or SmartPlacement can't place the window 
# and RandomPlacement isn't specified, AfterStep falls back to asking the 
# user to manually place the window.

My gnome panel's gone weird, once AS has loaded and the panel loads it
doesn't appear, i get an outline and can plonk the panel on the screen
anywhere (but then it goes to it's normal location).

and... I know it's an X thing, and there's a --geometry switch to most things,
but couldn't AS keep a database of all your windows and their last screen
location, then i could run Glade (the ever-so-nice GTK interface builder) and
position all it's windows in sensible positions.

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