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I'd like to have all of my windows open in the center of my screen instead of the top left corner. Is this possible? If so, where do I configure this?

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If you are using Gnome with Compiz, install CompizConfig Settings Manager.

  • You can find it here:

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  • Or install it via Terminal:

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  • Then open it and go to Window Management > Place Windows, enable it, and in "Placement Mode" choose Centered.

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Thanks, that worked just as I wanted. – Frantumn May 25 '12 at 15:28

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