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On 10.04, I had had a very handy option from Compiz that allowed me to hide the window decorations (including the titlebar) when window was maximized.

How do I achieve the same with GNOME 3?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

(the questions is a bit old, but might be useful for someone)

Webupd8, has some really nice tutorials on customization regarding gnome shell.

This is for removing the window decoration when maximized:

And this explains how to add Unity-like buttons (maximize, minimize, close) to the top-bar.

They worked for me, and I have noticed no bugs or crashes.

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