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[Enhancement] Remember window positions in Thunar


Description mgruber_72 2020-02-14 08:45:08 CET
It would improve the user experience if Thunar would remember window positions.
To avoid a huge collection of every window ever opened, it could be limited by default to the last 50 or 100 used paths.
Comment 1 alexxcons editbugs 2020-02-14 22:40:09 CET
Thanks for reporting, sounds like a reasonable thing to do!

Though I suppose it is the job of the window manager (xfwm4?) to that .. to be investigated.
Are you interested in working on it? I can provide guidance, but its unlikely that I will have time to implementing this myself.
Comment 2 mgruber_72 2020-02-15 08:38:25 CET
I'd really like to help, but unfortunately my "programming" skills don't go much beyond PHP and Python scripting.

On the forum I saw a post, where someone posted a Bash script which implements this functionality in a quick and dirty way:
Maybe this could be polished up a bit for implementation.
Comment 3 alexxcons editbugs 2020-02-15 22:20:04 CET
I dont think it makes much sense to implement that only for thunar. So actually you request the following:
- Whenever an application window is closed, position and size could be stored in a FIFO (per application and per workspace)
- Whenever a new window is opened, the stored position/size could be recouvered from the FIFO (for that workspace/application)

... I'll just move the bug to xfwm4, lets see what Olivier thinks about it.
Comment 4 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 12:47:16 CEST
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Bug #16448

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Reported on: 2020-02-14
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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