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this is how a maximized window looks when unity runs for the first time:

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and this is how a maximized window looks when i click on the "maximize" button - after i restore it:

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Is there a shortcut to make a window get maximized without hiding the siderbar (like in the first screeshot) without making the siderbar always visible?

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lol? that's a bit of a confusing idea :P - it's either one or the other... – RolandiXor Mar 20 '11 at 20:44
is there, then, a shortcut to hide the sidebar on demand and make it act like a panel (==nothing goes below it) when it is not hidden? – Chriskin Mar 20 '11 at 21:03
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I'm sorry, but there is none. The behaviour that you see in the first screenshot is the result of bug If you want to have the launcher visible, you'll have to set the launcher to be always visible.

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a bug eh? i seem to have a tendency to love bugs lately thanks :D – Chriskin Mar 23 '11 at 23:42

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