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Author Topic: Autostart windows positions, and a Compiz question  (Read 544 times)


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Autostart windows positions, and a Compiz question
« on: March 11, 2010, 10:02:18 am »

Hello, all! Thanks again to the forum for helping me last week with my crashed VL. I have re-installed the OS and been setting up things the way I prefer them. This time my question is not so much for a problem, but more for knowledge.

My box is running XFCE with Compiz windows manager. I have some programs set up to autostart after login. I would prefer these program windows to be positioned always the same way between sessions. For example, Firefox can do this nicely. But some KDE programs are just wacky -- part of their windows would be protuding outside the workspace.

Compiz has a "Place Windows" plugin that could tell which window where to go. But the problem is that I can't autostart "fusion-icon" quickly enough before all the other programs. In the ~/.config/autostart folder, there is no way to tell the order in which the programs would start. I also tried starting fusion-icon from /etc/xdg/autostart instead. But it still doesn't start before the others.

To summarize my questions:

1. Is there a way to position the autostarted windows the same way in every session?

2. If using Compiz to place the windows, is there a way to initialize Compiz in advance of all other programs?

Thank you again for the help!

Bye! Ben.