It's a more complicated issue with compiz itself.
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:55 PM, David Barth <email address hidden> wrote:
> I'll mark as a bitesize if someone wants to tackle it. Otherwise we'll
> come back to that once other priority bugs are fixed.
> ** Tags added: bitesize
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> When windows open for the first time they should not hide the launcher
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Status in “compiz” package in Ubuntu:
> Bug description:
> Description: When a window opens for the first time e.g. when there
> is no history of it's previous location, it should never open in the
> space that can be occupied by the Launcher.
> Desired solution: When a window opens for the first time, the window
> should always open into the 'restored state' (non-maximised), and
> should be positioned so that no part of the window is over the section
> of the desktop that can be occupied by the launcher.