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What I want to be able to save the current positions of my applications, so when I'm going to open the same ones and run something they will rearrange as they were.

For example if I'm going to open a sublime and three terminal windows I would like to be able to save that somehow.

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I don't care if it's an app or a command line tool, as long as I can easily save the positions of my apps.

I'm a big fan of Moom, but unfortunately it works only on MacOS and I really miss it when on Ubuntu. It supports more features and if you know something close to it on top of my main problem that's also fine.

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there is no such program. You may install compiz cub:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-plugins

and follow this how-to

the compiz is the most advanced desktop tool for unity/gnome

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I don't know of a simple way of achieving this.

However, I rarely need that for a very simple reason: suspend. Suspend and hibernation are your friends. Not only do you save window positions, but you also save the whole state of your system. I rarely switch off the computer completely, except to reload a new kernel version.

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Well I'm not switching it of or anything.. but I'm opening you know new terminals, another project, the browsers is getting closed or something, etc.. the screenshot was just an example.. –  Lipis Sep 27 '12 at 10:48
Well, yes. I have desktops that I haven't touched for weeks now which contain several terminal windows, browser windows, R graphic display windows that all relate to a particular project. –  January Sep 27 '12 at 10:52

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