Hotdog LINUX

Lightweight Interface Naturally Using X11


How To Configure Window Placement

Window placement is handled by 'hotdog-getCoordinatesForNewWindow.pl'.

Currently, windows are placed randomly on the screen that the pointer is on. Obviously, this is not ideal.

Before a new window is opened, that command is run with information about the currently focused window and monitors as the arguments.

The script will output a line of text followed by a newline, to indicate the x-y coordinates.

For example:

x:100 y:100

The calling arguments will change in the near future to include more information, which will probably break the existing script. At the moment the amount of information passed along is limited.