Bug#426151: compiz move the windows start location when it is loaded
It's probably because you need to enable the "place" plugin.
To do this, open the configuration editor and point it at
/apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options. Double-click the
"active_plugins" entry and add en entry called "place" to it (without
You can then control how windows get placed by modifying the
/apps/compiz/plugins/place/screen0/options/mode entry. I have mine set
to "Centered" (again, no quotes) but you can set it to Cascade, Smart,
Maximize, or Random.
Kevin Brown firstname.lastname@example.org