[linux-audio-user] QJackCtl window position consistency?

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Dec 29 16:23:13 EST 2005


On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 16:00 -0500, Rick Wright wrote:
> Lee Revell wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 14:46 -0500, Rick Wright wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Rui Nuno Capela wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Rick Wright wrote:
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>I'd like the qjackctl windows (i.e. the control window, messages, 
> >>>>connections, status) to open for a subsequent executation in the same 
> >>>>screen locations as I had them at shutdown from the last execution.  
> >>>>Is this possible?  I can't seem to find an option for this.
> >>>>
> >>>>All (and only those) windows that were visible from the previous 
> >>>>execution do indeed appear on the subsequent application run (which 
> >>>>is good), but the window positioning appears to be forgotten.
> >>>>
> >>>>Rui, if this is not currently supported, would it be possible to add 
> >>>>this feature?
> >>>>
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>Window positioning persistence is already featured and is default 
> >>>behavior, for quite some time. AFAICS its been ever since ;). Problem 
> >>>is that behavior may vary, with some glitches depending on your 
> >>>particular WM. It is well known, at least to me, that window positions 
> >>>aren't remembered very well if you stick to use the WM close button on 
> >>>those window titles, usually the ones labeled as [X]. OTOH if you use 
> >>>qjackctl main window control buttons, to toggle child window 
> >>>visibility and to quit application, all seems to work just fine ;) or 
> >>>so I believe and been told.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>I am finding inconsistency in the window positioning persistence.  
> >>Sometimes the windows appear in the same position, sometimes they 
> >>don't.  This has been tested using only the QJC main window control 
> >>buttons as recommended above.
> >>
> >>Leaving the windows open (only testing using 4 of them: main, status, 
> >>messages, connections) upon shutdown (quit on main window) and 
> >>restarting QJC sometimes gives the same locations and sometimes not, but 
> >>it seems that the windows don't like the presence of other windows (i.e. 
> >>an xterm from which to start QJC!) and the most prevalent offender is 
> >>the main window.  Actually, it seems that upon the first restart of QJC, 
> >>the positions are remembered, but without moving any windows, a second 
> >>quit/restart results in some windows appearing cascaded from the top 
> >>left of the desktop.  Window sizes are always remembered.
> >>
> >>Can anyone else reproduce this?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >What desktop environment and window manager are you using and which
> >version?
> >
> >Lee
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> Reply try #3.....
> 
> Running an up-to-date FC4/GNOME (2.6.10) system.
> 
> Rick
> 

OK, I just reproduced this on my Ubuntu Breezy system, Gnome 2.12.0.  If
I run qjackctl, open the Messages window, move it, open the Connect
window, move that, then close the main window by clicking the X, next
time I run it the Messages window has moved back to where it started.

Surely this is a WM bug, the app can't be responsible for remembering
the position of its windows?

Lee



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