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How to save window positions?

Certain windows are not opening in the last position/size I used them at. Opening "compose a message" with evolution through the message menu on the toolbar opens a window that is always in the top left of my screen. Opening Firefox 4.0 always opens maximized, even if i last used it in "windowed" mode. Other things I've tried that won't remember my custom positions: ccsm, terminal, gedit, sound recorder, calculator. Some other stuff works fine like banshee, empathy, shutter, deluge.

Is this a bug? Is there a way to make these applications open in their last used positions/sizes?

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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi May 6 '12 at 19:49

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it happen also to me and we're not the ones, try to report the bug –  Matteo Pagliazzi Apr 1 '11 at 16:20
    
yes it's a bug dating back to at least 2007 bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/124315 –  BullfrogBlues May 6 '12 at 19:11
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Could you check the plugin "set windows"? (sorry, i have it in spanish) in CCSM? (the one i show you in the screenshot).

Maybe disabling the plugin or just tweaking its settings the way you want could help.

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Further to what David said, you can use CCSM to play with this behavior.

In the 'Place Windows' plug-in option you can pick from a range of options. I've found 'smart' preserves the majority of my settings.

This is especially true if you've got a dual monitor setup; i found i needed to use 'place across all outputs' to get my expected behavior.

I think Unity defaults to attempting to maximize applications, however. At least, that's what I've found.

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