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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Centered or "Smart" Default Window Placement

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:00:55 -0600
> On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 15:13:51 -0800 (PST)
> Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> > Nevertheless we offer the possibility to change the sane
>> > defaults to something
>> > else for advanced users like yourself so that you can use
>> > e.g. a centered
>> > placement strategy.
>> "Sane" according to whom? What might seem "sane" to you is not always
>> "sane" to others.
>> > I quite agree. That's why centered is *not* a useful
>> > placement strategy. It
>> > requires users to move their windows to have it useable.
>> > This is the worst
>> > thing which could happen.
>> Not really. I have used Centered for years. Here is a difference: I
>> configure most apps to open maximized. Those few that I open in
>> non-maximized mode typically get opened for a few moments and then
>> closed. So for me, Centered is useful.
> You are saying that Centered suits your already non-default way
> applications open, not the other defaults. Making Centered the default
> policy, with no maximised-by-default application, would be terrible.
> That is the real configuration that matters, because it's the one which
> would be put as default if Tim listened you. Not your personal one.

OK all, this thread has gone on long enough.  I will not be changing the
default setting.  I never wanted to change the default, but deferred the
final decision to the people on this list.  The vote was overwhelming in
support of Smart window placement, so that is what will remain as the

It never hurts to challenge long-held defaults, but in many cases the
challenge merely results in a confirmation of the default setting
remaining the same.  This is what happened here.

Thank you all for your input!