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How can I configure my Ubuntu to start all program windows at the last window location?

In compiz I only can configure that all windows start in one corner, centered, etc. Or I have to define rules for each program where it starts...that is too laboroius.

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Sadly nor the window manager ( metacity or compiz ) nor Xorg serve that purpose.

In Ubuntu ( and any GNU/Linux in general ) remembering the last window location is up to the application. (As far as I can remember Firefox do that, and so Gedit ).

As you said Compiz has fine control on where to place which application window, but not the simple option of remembering its last status.

Please refer also to these idea in Brainstorm:

and this bug ( marked as Wontfix ):

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/124315

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There is really no way to accomplish this in Compiz without creating a custom plugin, since it is the job of an application to keep track of this. It is possible to write a plugin that does this, probably by basing it on the Window Placement plugin. However, there is no existing solution for it.

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