Bug 377737 - Feature Request - "Staggered Centered" option for new window position.
Summary: Feature Request - "Staggered Centered" option for new window position.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 58063
Alias: None
Product: kwin
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KWin default assignee
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Reported: 2017-03-17 14:44 UTC by NiO
Modified: 2017-05-08 03:28 UTC (History)
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Description NiO 2017-03-17 14:44:40 UTC
I've been meaning to suggest this for a while.

There are several options for the position of new windows when they're opened.  I personally prefer new windows to be centered on screen, but when you open multiple instances of the same window, they open exactly on top of one another, so you can't access a bottom window without first dragging the new window out of the way.  Opening multiple Dolphin instances is a common example I run into.

My suggestion is to add a new setting "staggered centered".. so they don't open EXACTLY centered, but are offset in a random direction by a few pixels.

This would be useful so you'd have some small area to click on the underlying window without having to drag the top window out of the way.

Sort of like this: http://i.imgur.com/RaPwXJz.png

Still mostly centered, but not 100% centered every time.  Thanks
Comment 1 Martin Flöser 2017-03-17 15:53:35 UTC
I'm totally honest: I don't see anybody going to implement this.
Comment 2 Christoph Feck 2017-05-08 03:28:23 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 58063 ***