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I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my eye position each and every-time.

I have tried installing the CompizConfig Settings Manager and using the feature to position windows centre, but this has had no effect - the force feature here isn't working for me either.

I can use e.g. gnome-terminal --geometry=140x50+50+50 for the terminal but this doesn't work for gedit.

Any ideas?

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You can set in in compiz. It works for me.

Window Management -> "place plugin" -> Fixed Window Placement -> Windows with fixed positions
example: gedit 200 200 keep-in-work-area-to-yes

or

Window Management -> "place plugin" -> General -> Window position : Centered
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Can you be specific? I have All | 400 | 300 set for "Windows with fixed windows" and All | Centered for "Windows with fixed placement mode" - gedit still pops up top left – BobTodd Dec 21 '10 at 15:50
    
All is wrong - use any – Tom Dec 21 '10 at 15:52
    
didnt work either – BobTodd Dec 21 '10 at 15:57
    
try turning off position-related plugins - they may collide – Tom Dec 21 '10 at 15:59
    
I turned everyone off earlier – BobTodd Dec 21 '10 at 16:00

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