[openbox] Smart windows placement without center option

artee at beer.cz artee at beer.cz
Wed Aug 1 19:32:03 EDT 2007

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 05:12:29PM -0400, Dana Jansens wrote:
> On 8/1/07, Justin Stallard <darkfloyd7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> I think it's in the way an empty region is chosen to stick the window
> in.  It used to choose the one with the largest area, but it changed
> to use the widest one.  I think that was what happened anyways.

And could this be somehow fixed? Because this behaviour drives me crazy. Where
I can have 4 xterms in 2 rows and columns I have now only 2 xterms in one row
and the rest is overlapping.

If this can't be fixed I have to stop using gkrellm :-)

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