[openbox] Smart windows placement without center option

Justin Stallard darkfloyd7 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 17:08:47 EDT 2007

On 8/1/07, artee at beer.cz <artee at beer.cz> wrote:
> I have clear screen with gkrellm running in dock. When I start for
> example xterm and it is enough space for it bellow the gkrellm window
> then xterm  is placed bellow gkrellm and not in the top left corner like
> it was in 3.4.2.


To quote Dana's 3.4.3 release announcement to this list:

> Openbox is now extremely clever with regard to partial struts. This
> means, for instance, if you have a panal that doesn't cover the whole
> bottom of you screen, you will be able to fully use the areas to the
> sides of the panel. This is especially important for Xinerama setups,
> where you have a panel that is on only one monitor. Maximizing a
> window on a monitor without a panel will now work as expected - it can
> ignore the panel on the other monitor.

I believe this is what is causing the behavior you are describing, so
openbox is actually behaving as it should be expected to. AFAIK, there
is no way to revert to the old behavior.


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