Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Two further issues in 0.10.5

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From: Ian Schorr <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 18:40:13 -0400
I disagree, I'd very much like to see the "standard" behavior back. The way it works now, windows are created in "unpredictable", unintuitive, and usually obscured places. It definitely doesn't reduce the amount of "mouse travelling" I do, particularly since nearly always forces me to reposition my windows to bring them back on-screen, move them to the screen I want (if I'm using dual-screens), move them to a "standard" position, etc.
I haven't researched the OS X, Windows, or GTK HIG to see if this 
behavior is compliant, but I'd imagine it's not.

On Jul 12, 2004, at 3:16 PM, Ulf Lamping wrote:

Well, that's not a bug, but intentional. A new dialog window will be opened at the current mouse position, not at the middle of the screen (like before). This might result in a partially hidden/shown dialog.
This will reduce "mouse travelling" on large screens a lot.

The only exceptions (as far as I can remember) are the about dialog and splash screen, which are intended to be in the middle of the screen.