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Gnome 2.x window placement with CentOS

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When starting a program from the commandline in C5, is there any way to specify where on the screen the resulting window will be put?

I have a nuisance of a problem: Running rdesktop with the -D option (which hides window decorations, making the rdesktop window appear borderless), one cannot (as far as I can figure out) drag the window:
there are no borders to grab, and alt-drag doesn't work either.

it's always opening in a place that covers other windows, and I can't drag it away from there.

specifically: I want to run two instances of rdesktop, and it always plunks the second one right on top of the first one. since I can't drag either of them, I can't see them both at the same time. (I "carefully" configure each of them so they are the exact size of the physical screen, so that it looks like a real windows session, and also prevents me from casually/stupidly closing the entire RDP window by accident.) Since I have two displays, I'd like to place one of them on each screen, by itself.

posted Sep 16, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni

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I've never used this myself, but this appears to do what you want.
http://www.gusnan.se/devilspie2/

answer Sep 16, 2013 by Naveena Garg
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