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I'm often working in a maximized window from which I'm opening new windows, that do not appear maximized. They are placed at the very top at the desktop in the way that I can not see the upper window decoration. The upper dock of the maximized window is in front of it. This is very unhandy, because I can not easily close or move the newly opened window. Is there a way to fix this behaviour? I played around with the Place Windows plugin in compiz but it didn't work at all.

Greetings, Wauzl

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I don't know how to fix it, but moving windows is also possible by holding down Alt and pressing the left mouse button and then dragging the window with the pointer anywhere on it.

Possibly you have to enable the plugin "Move Window" in CompizConfig Settings Manager before:

move window plugin

This should be a little bit easier then tinkering around with that hidden window bar.

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Thanks, I was already doing that, but since I'm working with my touchpad instead of a mouse, this is not the ideal solution. –  Wauzl Apr 17 '12 at 16:48
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