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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
A problem I have is that all applications wants to start positioned in the top left corner for some reason. Anyone know I I can change this to "centered" or "smart" placement?
Applications sometimes also wants to start maximized covering the whole desktop. I have to right click and choose "Unmaxmize" from the menu every time this happens.
Some applications is not possible to "Unmaximize" at all. Like the Package install GUI. It does not make sense at all.
All these issues would be minor if only the window placement was remembered between application restarts.
Other than that, its great.
The Grumpy Editor's Fedora 18 experience
Posted Jan 18, 2013 2:45 UTC (Fri) by wagerrard (subscriber, #87558)
Maximized apps can be de-maximized by grabbing their title bar with the mouse and dragging down.
Installing the Gnome Tweak Tools gives you access to the option to add minimize and maximize buttons to windows.
If you Google, you can find instructions to turn off the "go full screen when you touch the panel" behavior. That also turns off Gnome Shell's ability to snap a window to one-half of the screen when you drag it to the right or left edge.
Gnome design standards want us to open new apps in new work spaces, not minimize apps to clear out room. Middle click on an icon in the Dash and it opens in a new work space that's created automatically, and deleted automatically when you close that app.
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