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Axel Thimm 10-19-2008 07:03 PM

Repositioning the gdm greeter window
 
Hi,

I've been less than successful in moving the greeter window, and I've
tried a lot. I already spend half a day with changing the background
:(

It looks like I need some gtk+ themeing magic to do that, could
someone please help out? Thanks!
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Matthias Clasen 10-19-2008 09:45 PM

Repositioning the gdm greeter window
 
On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 22:03 +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been less than successful in moving the greeter window, and I've
> tried a lot. I already spend half a day with changing the background
> :(
>
> It looks like I need some gtk+ themeing magic to do that, could
> someone please help out? Thanks!

No, theming has no say on window positions. The question is kinda hard
to answer without knowing how far you are willing to go...

It is certainly possible to patch gdm to make the window appear
somewhere else. As things currently stand, the greeter insists on
centering it.

You can use Alt+Left to move the window around at runtime (using the
standard metacity shortcut), but thats not very persistent.

It is also possible to replace metacity with a different wm in the login
session, that lets you override window positions.



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Axel Thimm 10-19-2008 10:15 PM

Repositioning the gdm greeter window
 
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 05:45:35PM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 22:03 +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been less than successful in moving the greeter window, and I've
> > tried a lot. I already spend half a day with changing the background
> > :(
> >
> > It looks like I need some gtk+ themeing magic to do that, could
> > someone please help out? Thanks!
>
> No, theming has no say on window positions. The question is kinda hard
> to answer without knowing how far you are willing to go...
>
> It is certainly possible to patch gdm to make the window appear
> somewhere else. As things currently stand, the greeter insists on
> centering it.
>
> You can use Alt+Left to move the window around at runtime (using the
> standard metacity shortcut), but thats not very persistent.
>
> It is also possible to replace metacity with a different wm in the login
> session, that lets you override window positions.

gdm seems to support compiz instead of metacity. Would that give an
configuration option for the position?

I don't want to patch gdm, I was hoping it would be configurable like
in past days. How do all these million themes manage to reposition it?
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Matthias Clasen 10-19-2008 10:21 PM

Repositioning the gdm greeter window
 
On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 01:15 +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:

> gdm seems to support compiz instead of metacity. Would that give an
> configuration option for the position?

I don't think so.

> I don't want to patch gdm, I was hoping it would be configurable like
> in past days. How do all these million themes manage to reposition it?

Lets start over...why do you feel that you need to reposition the window
in the first place ?

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Axel Thimm 10-20-2008 03:30 AM

Repositioning the gdm greeter window
 
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 06:21:49PM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 01:15 +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
>
> > gdm seems to support compiz instead of metacity. Would that give an
> > configuration option for the position?
>
> I don't think so.

:(

> > I don't want to patch gdm, I was hoping it would be configurable like
> > in past days. How do all these million themes manage to reposition it?
>
> Lets start over...why do you feel that you need to reposition the window
> in the first place ?

Because I managed to replace the background with a picture of a
building carrying the words "entrace" in greek and german, but now the
words (e.g. the feature of the picture) are being hidden by the greeter.

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