Change/remember window launch location

Launching a terminal, file manager, or browser in gnome shell defaults to opening the window near the left edge of the screen. This causes the launcher/dock (using dash to dock extension with intelligent auto-hide enabled) to auto-hide. How can it be changed to be a bit to the right, or remember the location from the last time?

It’s a minor issue, but mildly irritates me each time.

One way would be to select “Center New Windows” in Tweaks, but it’s not exactly what I want. Another is to disable intelligent auto-hide, but I really like that feature.

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@fasulia I know it’s been awhile, but were you able to find a solution to this? I’m having the same issue.

Unfortunately, no, the issue persists.

This does seem more like a GNOME issue since I’ve seen the same behavior across multiple OSes. I’ll cross-post this to GNOME.

EDIT: This looks like the most accurate issue to track which links to some other issues in mutter. Remember the last position of the application on the next startup (#3655) · Issues · GNOME / gnome-shell · GitLab

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Also, those issues mention wayland, but I’m having this issue with X11 too.

Have you thought about using xfce? I’ve used it in the past and just switched back to it. Even though GNOME and KDE are prettier, I’ve found them to have bugs and lacking core features. Switching to xfce allows my windows’ size and position to be remembered, but it doesn’t solve the problem in other desktop environments…

I use MATE on my main system. Using GNOME on my laptop / test system is my way of keeping up with the default Fedora experience and DE.