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[Bug 1004371] Re: "smart" window placement puts windows on top of each other while there is plenty of space


@Fabio, if this feature didn't exist and we were asking for it, that
would be a feature request. The feature exists, but does not work. That
is a bug.

@Eleni, I think you must be confusing this with a different bug report.

** Changed in: compiz
       Status: Invalid => Confirmed

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

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  "smart" window placement puts windows on top of each other while there
  is plenty of space

Status in Compiz:
Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Consider the following program that opens 5 small windows:

    import cv2
    import numpy as np
    for i in range(5):
        cv2.imshow(str(i), np.random.random_integers(0,255,(64,128,3)).astype(np.uint8))

  (needs python-opencv and python-numpy)

  When I run it, all 5 windows appear exactly on top of each other. My
  desktop is stretched over two monitors. Left monitor has nothing on
  it, right one has emacs not maximized, the 5 windows pop up on top
  left of the left screen.

  I expect that the windows would appear in a way that they do not
  overlap, since there is plenty of space on both screens for that.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: unity 5.12-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.38-generic 3.2.16
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,snap,gnomecompat,regex,grid,resize,imgpng,mousepoll,place,move,vpswitch,animation,session,wall,expo,workarounds,unitymtgrabhandles,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
  Date: Fri May 25 10:34:20 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100419.1)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-02 (22 days ago)

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