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[Bug 124315] Re: Remember+restore window position of applications with WM_WINDOW_ROLE or window title set


As part of the big bug clear up for 16.04 this bug is being marked as
Opinion. While this bug is affecting you, and potentially others, we are
not considering working on it so it won't get fixed by us. Other
developers are free to pick this up and work on it. Sorry that we can't
offer you help at this time.

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Opinion

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  Remember+restore window position of applications with WM_WINDOW_ROLE
  or window title set

Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
  Won't Fix
Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:
Status in metacity package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Open firefox or thunderbird.  Move the window.  Quit the application.  Open the application again.  The window is back over on the left again.
  The mozilla team leaves window positioning to the window manager on unix/linux systems:

  The advanced settings to enable Gnome to remember window positions is not available at the place these instructions say they were a year ago:

  A similar ubuntu bug was reported earlier, but it was about firefox only, and it is already marked as having been fixed in Feb., however, I am seeing the issue today using Feisty, which was released in April:

  One possible workaround is using Devil's Pie: http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie
  which requires hand editing xml files and creating pattern matching filter rules.

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