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Placement of dialogs


Description Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-05-23 21:52:16 CEST
This is something I noticed after upgrading xfwm4 to trunk recently: Toplevel dialogs, like the Thunar settings fired from the settings manager window, or the removable device settings dialogs are no longer centered on the screen, but seem to be placed by the smart placement algorithm. Using xfwm 4.4.0 instead, with the same placement settings, centers the dialogs as expected.

Was this change intentional? And if so, can we poor souls who prefer smart placement get an option to have the previous behavior back for toplevel dialogs? ;-)
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-05-24 12:46:37 CEST
Not sure this is an xfwm4 bug. I cannot reproduce this with gtk+-2.10.12. 

What version of gtk+ are you using?
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-05-24 12:48:15 CEST
Namely, I'm thinking of this:

Comment 3 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-05-25 09:34:35 CEST
I'm using 2.10.12 as well. I don't think it's the gtk+ bug, but I'm not sure, atleast WM_CLIENT_LEADER is not 0x0.
Comment 4 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-05-25 09:35:45 CEST
Created attachment 1155 
xprop output for thunar-volman -c

Here's the xprop output for thunar-volman -c dialog.
Comment 5 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-05-25 09:40:55 CEST
My xfwm4rc looks like this:

Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-06-03 15:37:31 CEST
I believe this is now fixed with rev. 25780.

It would be really great if you could try both branches against Xinerama, as I don't have the hardware at hand to test myself (if you have the hardware to test it, of course)
Comment 7 Steve Dodier-Lazaro editbugs 2014-11-03 18:15:51 CET
Testing on Xfwm4 4.10.1, dialogs are centered on their parent window as expected, or on the current monitor if parentless. This bug appears fixed.

Bug #3278

Reported by:
Benedikt Meurer
Reported on: 2007-05-23
Last modified on: 2020-05-28


Olivier Fourdan
CC List:
2 users



xprop output for thunar-volman -c (23.50 KB, text/plain)
2007-05-25 09:35 CEST , Benedikt Meurer
no flags

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