How to get IM window to stay put

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Tue Jun 9 14:23:04 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 01:31:46AM -0500, Mark Gehres wrote:
> Is there any way to get the IM window to stay put?  IE same position on the 
> same desktop.
> I use 20 desktops on my Gnome system.  I like to keep all my IM windows on 1 
> desktop.  But everytime someone talks, the IM window moves to the desktop I 
> am on.  GAIM would stay put and so would the 2.5.2 version of Pidgin.  Since 
> then it keeps moving.  If I roll it up, when it opens it will not even stay 
> in the same position of the desktop.
> I would appreciate if anyone has any clues on this.
> PS, it acts the same on KDE as on Gnome.

This is either because of some settings you enabled on the message notification
plugin, or a bug in your window manager.


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