[regression] Smart Window placement places new windows in the top-left corner

Bug #994217 reported by Fred on 2012-05-03
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Compiz
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Compiz Core
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compiz (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Whenever I launch applications, they start in the top-left corner.

The behavior I expected was that it remember the last position or open somewhere where my attention is likely to be (i.e. somewhere more in the center).

Once the first window is launched in the corner, subsequent windows are placed more 'smartly' (usually around that general area.

This behavior was more 'center/expectation'-oriented in 11.10

Compiz 0.9.7.8-0ubuntu1
Ubuntu 12.04

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Thanks!

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

To encounter the problem, I logged in and opened any app, and noticed it opens in top-left corner.
This also occurs when logging in as guest.

The behavior I expected was that it remember the last position or open somewhere where my attention is likely to be (i.e. somewhere more in the center).

Behavior encountered was that when I open something, anything, it opens the top-left corner.

This is a wishlist item, then.

For the record, you can change the window placement in the compiz settings manager's 'put window' plugin.

Thanks for the report!

summary: - All applications launch in the top-left corner
+ New windows should be placed in the same place as when they were closed
+ - Positions should be remembered.
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
description: updated
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Triaged

But, wait, hold up!

This is a regression.
This worked perfect in 11.10 and 12.04-beta.

I see, I'm sorry, I read this wrong (very tired, you see...)

summary: - New windows should be placed in the same place as when they were closed
- - Positions should be remembered.
+ [regression]Smart Window placement places all new windows in the top-
+ left corner
description: updated
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
summary: - [regression]Smart Window placement places all new windows in the top-
- left corner
+ [regression]Smart Window placement places new windows in the top-left
+ corner
tags: added: regression
summary: - [regression]Smart Window placement places new windows in the top-left
+ [regression] Smart Window placement places new windows in the top-left
corner
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
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