Smart window placement not so smart

Bug #162735 reported by Jürgen Kreileder on 2007-11-14
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Fix Released
Unknown
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Smart window placement (ccsm -> Place Windows -> Placement Mode: Smart) insists on leaving an empty space of 16 pixels on the right side of the screen.

I'll attach two schemata explaining the problem: Both show one big already opened window which just leaves enough space for an xterm window to right of it. Metacity manages to place a new xterm in the free space. Compiz doesn't: It tries to keep the rightmost 16 pixels of the desktop free.

I can only reproduce this problem on the right side of the screen. When the free space is on the top, left, or bottom, then smart placement works fine.

Jürgen Kreileder (jk) wrote :

Metacity manages to place the new window in the empty space.

Jürgen Kreileder (jk) wrote :

gtk-window-decorator doesn't manage to place the window in the empty space although it would fit there. It always tries to keep the rightmost 16px of the desktop free.

Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged

Here's a trivial fix.

Changed in compiz:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in compiz:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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