I really like xfwm4, but somewhat regularly I would get a little annoyed by where it would place new windows. Typical case would be this: I have an application (e.g. file manager) maximized, then I have a gVim window on the left side (the window is about half my screen's size, so I can have two side by side). Then I would open a new terminal; my terminal window is 1/4th of the screen, so I could have 4 opened at the same time.
Naturally, I would expect my terminal window to go on the top-right corner, but it wouldn't go there. Instead, it was on the bottom-left one, i.e. on top of gVim. Recently I decided to look into this, and this ended up with a little patch to - IMHO - improve things a bit. Now new windows are placed in what I find to be better/more predictable places, e.g. in my example, it would go on the top-right corner.
In case someone else might like that,
Have you considered going upstream with this? If you feel like this is an improvement, maybe the developers think the same.
EDIT: Nevermind, just read on your blog that you did submit it upstream.
Last edited by Unia (2013-04-08 10:42:37)
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