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I often find myself opening emacs from the terminal in order to copy down something from the internet. Regretfully, the thing I am usually attempting to copy down is in the upper left-hand portion of the screen - precisely where the emacs window opens.

How might change things so that emacs opens in the upper right-hand portion of the screen?

I'm using unity-2d so Compiz cannot be used. Any other way to do it?

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Install compizconfig-settings-manager.

From ccsm go to the place windows plugin.

You can either choose to have windows open in the centre of the screen (use placement mode in the general tab),

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or you can have them open in specific positions by using the fixed placement tab:

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Unfortunately, I'm using unity-2d where compiz isn't an option. Alternative methods? – StuartHa Dec 18 '11 at 20:46
@sywisy: I'll have to look that up. You should have mentioned that in your original question (which you didn't) :). – RolandiXor Dec 18 '11 at 21:36

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