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Month: January 2012

Centered or "Smart" Default Window Placement

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:08:34 -0800 (PST)
I'm posting this question to both the developer's and user's list. Everybody's thoughts and comments are welcomed.

Bug report 676 ( was submitted requesting that the default window placement be changed from "Smart" to Centered. A patch was provided to make that change.

What do you think?

The configuration option for window placement is found in Control Center, Desktop, Window Behavior, Moving tab.

Please keep the conversation focused to the DEFAULT setting and not what you prefer. The default setting is used when a person uses Trinity for the first time and is still learning to use the desktop. For a default setting, keep in mind new users, users migrating from Windows, traditional window placement, user expectations, newbies, etc.

This discussion is not about the merits of either option but which is best as a default for new users.

Please --- if you don't know what the "Smart" option does, then don't speculate. :)

Thanks much for your time!