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I'd like to open my Thunderbird compose email window somewhere other than the upper right hand corner. Here's the command I'm using:

/usr/bin/thunderbird -compose

I tried using the geometry command, with no luck. Any ideas? Thunderbird does remember the size of the window, but not the location that it opens in.

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If nothing else comes up, you can use wmctrl and move the window after it opens.. Something like:

this will move and resize the active compose window

/usr/bin/thunderbird -compose; wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,100,100,600,400

Or you can even configure a devilspie rule to do this automagically: http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie/

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Try Compiz's window management settings under Window Management > Place Windows -- you can define a rule that only applies to Thunderbird compose windows.

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