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New Window is maximized automatically, I need a way to stop this. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome shell. What should I do? What program is responsible for the window size, I notice in Unity Chrome always remember its windows sizes. Firefox, too.

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Have you tried starting Google Chrome in a terminal with appropriate switches? For example, you could use --window-position and --window-size

--window-position ⊗ Specify the initial window position: --window-position=x,y    
--window-size ⊗ Specify the initial window size: --window-size=w,h    

So you'd enter something like google-chrome --window-position=x,y --window-size=w,h.

Once you've figured things out by trial and error, you could edit your Google Chrome .desktop file (/usr/share/applications) with a text editor and change the first Exec line from

Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U  

to

Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --window-position=x,y --window-size=w,h %U

I just use

Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --start-maximized %U  

Once you've edited the .desktop file you don't need to start via a terminal anymore.
These switches and more are found here: List of Chromium Command Line Switches.

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I tried "google-chrome --window-position=20,20 --window-size=800,600" but it is not working, the window maximizes completely ignoring the parameters. –  yanglifu90 Nov 27 '12 at 14:14
    
Gnome shell has provided some awesome feature. –  yanglifu90 Nov 27 '12 at 14:15
    
For me, on Lubuntu 12.10, I can get the --window-size switch to work but the --window-position one doesn't do anything logical. I've e-mailed the link to this question to Peter Beverloo from whose site I got those switches. –  user25656 Nov 27 '12 at 17:01
    
No joy. He suggested filing a bug. –  user25656 Nov 27 '12 at 17:24

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