[PD] size and position of PD window

Philip Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Wed Apr 14 17:57:30 CEST 2021

Why? Because it seems like a basic setting, and it would be trivial to implement as a preference. This seems (to me) like just what preferences are for, configuring the basic environment of Pd.

Thank you for the tip on the gui plugin, Iohannes; I will use that.


From: IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>
Subject: Re: [PD] size and position of PD window
Message-ID: <0eeb6fa9-e173-2afc-59ca-a85dd6c2009b at iem.at>

On 4/14/21 4:17 PM, Philip Stone via Pd-list wrote:
> This is something that I manually adjust in the Wish code every time I upgrade Pd. It would be very nice to have it be a configurable setting in

and why is there no feature-request on https://bugs.puredata.info?

one possible answer to the second question is, that I (yes me) would
probably close such a feature-request immediately, on the grounds that
you can implement this with a trivial gui-plugin:

put a file named "mypdwindowgeometry-plugin.tcl" (the base-name does not
matter but it *must* end with "-plugin.tcl") with the following content
into your Pd-searchpath (without the backticks):

if {[winfo exists .pdwindow]} {
        wm geometry .pdwindow  =538x300+0+458

whenever you start Pd, this GUI plugin will move the window to the
selected place.
no patching of Pd required. works on all OSs (not tested).

you could even reduce the plugin to just the "wm geometry ..." line.

i guess writing this plugin is about the same amount of typing as a
"configurable setting" (provided this setting is text-based and not just
"remember my current position").


? what i would wish for is that the Pd window opened up on the currently
active monitor, rather than my left-most monitor, where i usually have a
full-screen editor running that likes to hide my Pd)

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