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Re: Strange 'drifting' in Cinnamon desktop

From: Angelo Graziosi
Subject: Re: Strange 'drifting' in Cinnamon desktop
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 20:05:25 +0200 (CEST)

> Il 7 settembre 2019 alle 14.57 Angelo Graziosi ha scritto:
> Usually I use Emacs configured with
>   (desktop-save-mode 1)
> to save the session in a 'desktop' file. I have also something like this
> (setq default-frame-alist
>       '(
>         (width . 115) ; character
>         (height . 51) ; lines
>         (font . "Monospace-11") ; font
>         ))

For now I added

(left . 850); pixel
(top  .   0); pixel

to fix the drift...

> so that the frame has always the same dimensions.
> When the 'desktop' is not yet created, Emacs starts positioning the frame 
> more or less at random. Then I move the frame so that its top-right (T-R) 
> corner overlaps the T-R corner of the screen. Quitting Emacs asks to save the 
> desktop. The next time Emacs starts, the frame occupies the same position 
> with the T-R corner on the T-R of the screen. 
> It worked that way on Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux Mint+Mate desktop.
> Last year, for various reasons, I had to install GNU/Linux Mint with Cinnamon 
> desktop. Here, with the same configuration, at each start, Emacs drifts a bit 
> toward left and after a while I had to re-positioning it to avoid it overlaps 
> too much the window of other applications.
> I tested to the extreme this behavior and found that it stops to drift only 
> when its top-left corner overlaps the top-left corner of the screen.
> I wonder if someone has a fix for this when using Cinnamon. I tried to change 
> the Cinnamon configuration but apparently without success.
> Thanks,
>  Angelo.

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