On my desktop, where I have plenty of screen real-estate, whenever I start writing an e-mail, the window comes up all the way on the right side of my right display. Which is not at all where I want it, that ends up being at like my "two o'clock" position. This is not an issue on my laptop, because of the small screen.
Continue reading for more information on how I solved this.
My first stab at fixing this was to change my "External Editor" plugin for Thunderbird so that it would specify a geometry that caused it to open on the right side of the left display, which is great. I had some troubles with that though, because it seemed like it was not persisting across reboots, but I think I have that corrected by forcing it to save the setting by exiting Thunderbird after changing it. The external editor string I use is: "gvim --nofork -geometry 80x45-2560+0"
To get the "message compose" window to come up in that same position, I did this in KDE:
This works brilliantly, but I often don't think about doing that initially.comments powered by Disqus