Hi Peter, > why does Gkrellm sometimes come up in the centre of the screen when > I start the computer, and mostly in the top left where I want it and > always move it to.
Windows are normally placed by the window manager. These days, the WM comes as part of the desktop environment. I think you use Kubuntu. Searching suggests Kubuntu's WM is called KWin. https://userbase.kde.org/KWin If that is the WM you're using, then that web page is a good starting point and mentions fixing the starting position of a window as well as linking to a page on stating general rules for windows. I expect the default is to place it centrally if possible but move it so as to avoid overlapping other windows if needed. This means the end position depends on what windows are already open and where they are. If several programs are starting then the order of there windows appearing may vary with the knock-on effect on Gkrellm's end position. I didn't make last night. My problem is the Android phone which I use for Jitsi now stays permanently ‘Awake’, burning through 100% of battery in about four hours. The battery chart's detail has ‘Media’ as one of the top two users, but the percentage of all those that are listed is well under 50%. I suspect Media though because clicking it shows it is Awake for 100% of the time and used CPU for about 50% of it. Perhaps that's a dual-core thing. By going through each of the Apps under Settings and doing Force Stop, I got the battery chart's line horizontal for about three hours but then something started it diving again on the fixed gradient to 0%. Airplane mode doesn't help. Battery Saver mode only changes the gradient a little. I've now uninstalled what apps I can, disabled many more, including fundamentals like Phone and Messages. The problem probably isn't Media itself but something making use of it. My current suspect is Google Play. Google finds many other people complaining of Media keeping a phone awake over the years with no fix. The problem started after the phone didn't received the Government's emergency message, though that's probably just correlation. :-) -- Cheers, Ralph. -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2023-06-06 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org