Synaptic and gcalctool don't respect window-opening rules

Bug #570099 reported by Delan Azabani on 2010-04-26
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gcalctool (Ubuntu)
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Most applications do nothing and follow the rule defined in Compiz's settings (ccsm) for multi-screen window placement on opening. For example, Compiz offers active screen, screen with pointer, screen with focused window and all screens. I have chosen the "screen with pointer" option so new windows open on the screen with the mouse cursor. However, synaptic and gcalctool seem to move themselves and don't respect this choice. Synaptic seems to always open on the screen it appeared last time, not necessarily on the screen with the pointer.

Changed in gcalctool:
status: Unknown → New
David Tombs (dgtombs) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at I have classified this bug as a bug in gcalctool.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: ubuntu → gcalctool (Ubuntu)
Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gcalctool:
importance: Unknown → Low
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

What version of gcalctool was this?

Changed in gcalctool (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in gcalctool:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gcalctool:
status: Incomplete → Expired
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Delan,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with synaptic and gcalctool. You made this bug report some time ago and Ubuntu has been updated since then.

Could you confirm that this is no longer a problem and that we can close the ticket?
If it is still a problem, are you still interested in finding a solution to this bug?
If you are, could you let us know and run the following (only once):
apport-collect BUGNUMBER
and upload the updated logs and and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Thank you again for helping make Ubuntu better.

Changed in synaptic:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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