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Fw: Bugs: Desktop Icon Placement: PARTLY SOLVED


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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:32:26 -0400
From: Pierre Yahoo <pierrewinnipeg@xxxxxxxx>
To: Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Bugs: Desktop Icon Placement: PARTLY SOLVED

Hi everyone (please forward to distribution list if possible),

The problems was that I was using window geometry for 
Pcmanfm in the Openbox lubuntu-rc.xml file.  It forced to 
open Pcmanfm in one specific place on my desktop... the 
desktop icons were affected and positioned in exactly the 
same place.

Removing it fixed the problem but now Pcmanfm opens in 
random places... (or either right in the middle of screen or 
the top left) and has to be repositioned every time.  Does 
anyone have a solution for this?

The lack of window positioning in Lubuntu is one of it few 
weaknesses... constantly repositioning windows.  Another one 
is the lack of an easy way to make shortcuts.  A 
paste-as-link could solve the problem if it can be done in 
Pcmanfm.  Other than this, I love Lubuntu and the 
multi-tabbed Pcmanfm is very powerful tool.

Congratulations to all those who put this together.


On 10-09-11 06:46 AM, Yorvyk wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:16:59 -0400
> Pierre Yahoo<pierrewinnipeg@xxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>> After a few reboots the desktop icons moved 3 inches down
>> and one to the right without apparent reason but seemed to
>> be related with changes in Openbox setup.  Similar problem
>> in Lucid (moved 4 inches down).
>> Most people prefer to have them lined up left and top and
>> place opened windows on the right to keep access to shortcut.
>> Hope you can solve the problem.  It is a disfunction and
>> annoyance and makes one of the best Linux distro look much
>> less than it is.
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> Pierre Champagne
>> pierrewinnipeg@xxxxxxxx
>> http://wavesofthefuture.net
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Pierre Champagne

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)