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I've notice this with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu: whenever you open a window, it's in one of the four corners. How do I stop this and make it more like Windows where it remembers where the window was before? If I can't do that how do I make it so it opens in the centre of the screen?

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simple and good one. – H_7 Mar 21 '12 at 6:13

You can give this a try.
Launch CompizConfig Settings Manager and click on Place Windows:

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And then choose Smart for the placement mode:

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That doesn't help. Smart makes it open on the edges. And workaround doesn't work when 'Center' is chosen. – rockr101 Aug 13 '12 at 15:35

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