[As-users] initial placement of windows

Juergen Leising (juergen.leising@gmx.de)
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 00:10:13 +0200


afterstep-2.x.x forces windows to be placed always on the left
and upper side of the screen, when those windows are started
with the usual "-display " option, NO MATTER which combination
of "SmartPlacement", "RandomPlacement", "NoPPosition" I choose
in feel.DEFAULT, and no matter whether I follow the old style
or the new style.

For example, when I try

WindowBox "xterm"
        FirstTry        RandomPlacement
        ThenTry         Cascade

and then fire up several xterm's with different "-display"
options, they are all sticked to the left, upper corner of
the screen. 

If the xterm's hadn't been started with any "-display" option,
the placement would have been closer to what I think my
feel.DEFAULT entries should provoke.

So my question is:

How can I configure afterstep, so that even windows WITH an
additional "-display" option follow, for example, the "Cascade"
method (or "Smart" or "Random" or "Tile")?

It is annoying, when you start 5 xterm's with different 
display settings, and each of them is placed at 0, 0, regardless
what you have actiually configured inside or outside afterstep.

Thank you,


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