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There's a shell extension called Maximus that disables window decorations when windows are maximized, but I'd like to disable window decorations entirely, for all windows (just using keyboard shortcuts to work with them). Is there an easy way to do that?

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I'd use killall mutter or killall metacity. – Uri Herrera May 9 '13 at 19:41
"No process found" for both. But aren't those programs also window managers? – Jon May 9 '13 at 19:49
AFAIK Mutter is the compositor in Gnome Shell and Metacity handles the window decorations. – Uri Herrera May 9 '13 at 19:56
@Jon what about killall gtk-window-decorator? – Salem May 9 '13 at 21:06
@Salem, gtk-window-decorator: no process found – Jon May 10 '13 at 23:43
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I figured out how to do it myself, following the instructions under "Method 2" here, but making those changes for the block beginning frame_geometry name="normal" instead of max. Now I don't have any borders. Great for using the extension Shellshape as a tiling window manager.

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