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Every time I open Konsole, or any number of other programs, its y-size is 100% of my desktop, which is a pain. I have the setting "save size and position on exit" checked, and I tried unchecking it then checking it again. I also tried lots of different ways to exit the program, but every time it still opens really big. How can I fix this?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Auto stretch ?

KDE Forums / Windows auto-resize width :

Window rules

  • Configure settings specifically for a window

System Settings > Window Behavior > Window Rules

Special Window/Application Settings

Right click the window border > Advanced > Special Window/Application Settings > Size & Position

Size - Remember

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Thanks, turns out middle-clicking on the maximize button, as per the first link, fixed it. – Jon Feb 11 '12 at 22:35

With regard to the broader question of remembering size and position, the accepted answer shows how to do it on a per window basis.

The next question is: how about globally setting it for all windows? This was requested all the way back in 2000 in which was closed as WONTFIX in 2012. The KWin developer had this to say:

I am setting this feature request to WONTFIX as it is not possible to implement such a remember policy with our currently used windowing system. Recognizing a window is a non trivial issue. This might become solvable with Wayland but in general remembering cannot be implemented by a window manager or a windowing system, but has to be requested by the clients.

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