Fri, 31 Aug 2012

Fixing "emulator window was out of view and was recentered"

Every time I tried to start an Android emulator, the window appear briefly, then disappear, and I'd get the error, "emulator window was out of view and was recentered". The solution is to edit emulator-user.ini in the avd's directory, $HOME/.android/avd/<image name>, by default, on linux. Set window.x and window.y to 0.

The solution is on stackoverflow, but Google couldn't find it.

Update 10/05/2012: I've found this solution to work inconsistently. A better solution under xmonad is to set up a ManageHook to match the emulator window and move it to the floating layer:

myManageHook  = composeAll
	[ className =? "emulator-arm" --> doFloat

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