My standard programming mode is to have a bash shell open on the left side of my desktop and to have emacs open on the right side. However, when I type emacs "filename" in to my shell, it comes up on the left side by default. Anyway I can change this? Thanks!
It's quite straightforward to do this (even though it should be on the right side by default): all you need to do is to experiment with the
So, if we want to launch emacs top-right, we run:
Other options such as bottom-left would be
You could just put the above line in your
After adding the alias, you have to run
(At any point you can launch
Various programs respect or disrespect the -geometry flag. Mik's solution happens to not work for me, though your mileage may vary. If it doesn't work for you, you could install the devilspie package. Then make a
You will of course have to edit the numbers in
Finally, go to
Although this adds an extra dependency, this allows you to have one unified system for controlling the placement of all your applications, (e.g. gnome-terminal, firefox, etc), without having to learn/fight with each application's -geometry or configuration quirks.