gtk-bugs item #1386617, was opened at 2005-12-20 18:54
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Category: win32(unknown)
Group: gtk bug #153219
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Gschmidt2 (gschmidt2)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: New Message Window Location

Initial Comment:
When a new messaging window appears, users with the
windows taskbar at the TOP of the screen cannot move
the messaging window; the messaging window top toolbar
gets covered up by the windows taskbar, making it
impossible to grab and drag the window somewhere else.
The only fix is to "lock" or "unlock" the windows
taskbar briefly, which in turn moves the messaging
window down very slightly, and the messaging window can
then be dragged.


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-12-21 10:11

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Gaim does not remember conversation window locations.

The reason that it is placed at (0,0) instead of using the
automatic Windows new window placement is a bug in GTK+.

An alternative workaround is to right-click the taskbar
entry of the window and select the "Move" option, then to
use the arrow keys to start moving the window.


Comment By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Date: 2005-12-21 07:07

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This could also be solved by a fix that centres (to the
screen) or remembers the position of the window:

Lots of prior requests for that feature.

A workaround for all programs in general under Windows that
shove resizable windows under the taskbar: click the window
border. This triggers Windows to move the window down a few
pixels so that you can at least reach the title bar.

Also, (and this works even if the window is not resizable)
press alt-space to invoke the control menu, M for move then
press down arrow to initiate move; now, you can move it with
the mouse. Or, right-click the taskbar icon then Move and
continue the above steps.

But to do this every single time gets really annoying really
fast. This is not a gaim bug as such because the same
problem occurs in native Windows programs! Hell, the Get
Info in Mac OS X Tiger opens with the bottom of it under the
Dock! (argh) But gaim memorising all window positions would
help here quite a bit :) Only have to move each one once and
you're sorted.



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