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I'm using XFCE on 10.10 and this is just one of those "is this even possible" type questions.

When I have the terminal maximized, is it possible to remove the titlebar, including the close, minimize and maximize buttons?

In essence, it'd be nice to have a fully maximized, transparent terminal overlay. I tend to use terminal text editors alot, and this would be an interesting effect.

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This should do what you want:

Copy and paste this into your favourite text editor:

#! /usr/bin/python
from gtk.gdk import *

w=window_foreign_new((get_default_root_window().property_get("_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW")[2][0]))
state = w.property_get("_NET_WM_STATE")[2]
maximized='_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_HORZ' in state and '_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT' in state
if maximized: w.unmaximize()
if w.get_decorations() == 0 :
    w.set_decorations(DECOR_ALL)
else:
    w.set_decorations(0)

if maximized: w.maximize()
window_process_all_updates()

save in your home folder with the name decoration.py

Add execute permissions:

chmod +x ~/decoration.py

Create a keyboard shortcut:

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For the shortcut in the picture - maximize your terminal and type ALT+y to remove the window decoration in the terminal.

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Just what I was looking for! Thanks! Only issue it takes two ALT-Y keypresses to get it working, but other than that... –  Jason Nov 3 '11 at 23:59
    
A nice script, thanks. It worked intermittently with foobar+wine, fixed it by commenting out all the refs to "maximixed". –  user86926 Sep 1 '12 at 17:13
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How could I apply this to all applications on startup? –  jaorizabal Aug 31 '13 at 19:17
    
me too. all windows at startup –  Joshua Robison Mar 21 at 13:04

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