please restore window to original position




6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: ToddAndMargo, Unassigned)


22 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130511120803

Steps to reproduce:

Scientific Linux 6.4, 64 bit (Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone).
Xfce 4.8.0

Thunderbird 17.0.6, 64 bit, and

Would one of our intrepid heroes please fix this for me?

Whenever I close Thunderbird and then reopen it, the original size of the windows is recreated but the position is a always in the upper left corner.  (Right across my desktop icons.)  Would you please restore the position to its original?

Many thanks,

Comment 1

6 years ago
That apparently depends on what the window-manager settings are. By default, KDE or Gnome may decide where the window is placed. In KDE, you should be able to use the Window Behavior tab in the Personal Settings to define a window-specific setting.

Create a rule for the "Thunderbird" window class and the "3pane" window role (in your case, you want to "Remember" the position and size of the window). This will hopefully fix it.


6 years ago
Component: Untriaged → OS Integration
Version: 17 → 22

Comment 2

6 years ago
Hi rsx11m,

   I am using Xfce 4.8

   By the way, Firefox 21 has the same problem.

   I do not know how to set up a rule.  

   And, this is not the OS's problem, as Leafpad, Open Office, digikam, yada, yada, yada, all remember their previous positions.


Comment 3

6 years ago
(Adding some more known Linux users to this bug.)
If this affects both Thunderbird and Firefox then it probably belongs in Core: Widget: Gtk.

Comment 5

6 years ago
Agreed, I would assume that Window placement is a Core issue.
Component: OS Integration → Widget: Gtk
Product: Thunderbird → Core
Version: 22 → 22 Branch
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