This is utmost annoying: Swing MDI has been around for ages and nowhere there's a decent, ready to use window placement algorithm to be found. I mean, I understand that there's no one size fits all solution to this problem, but you should at least expect some example code somewhere. The
JDesktopPane class is pretty much useless if you are just going to pop up your
JInternalFrameS at 0,0 and then expect the user to arrange them. Yet, nothing, zip, zilch that would even give you an idea of writing a window positionier.