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There is a possibility to configure application (for me darktable) that start in full screen mode without the title bar (I use GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 11.10)?

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This was achieved using devilspie to start darktable maximised, followed by my linked answer to remove the window decoration.

Note - I tried this with the devilspie "undecorate" command but that just left an annoying blank space where the decoration would be

install devilspie

sudo apt-get install devilspie
mkdir ~/.devilspie
nano ~/.devilspie/darktable.ds

copy and paste the following:

  (is (application_name) "darktable")
       (spawn_sync "/home/dad/")
       (spawn_sync "/home/dad/")

N.B. substitute /home/dad/ for the full-pathname to the undecorate script. Save.

Finally, make sure devilspie start in your startup-applications.

Linked Question:

  1. Remove titlebar from maximized terminal window
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Great! If script run automatically when I launch darktable - will be perfect. I change 'fullscreen' (in darktable.ds) to 'maximaze'. – Redvis Jan 2 '12 at 20:46
... ok give my amendment a try! – fossfreedom Jan 2 '12 at 21:26
Thank you! That's what I wanted to do. Now it's perfect – Redvis Jan 3 '12 at 9:16

You use F11 key in darktable to enter/leave fullscreen state, this state is also stored upon exit so next time you start darktable it will be fullscreen as default.

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Thanks! I didn't know about that. My question may be misleading, but panel need to be visible (I use often workspace indicator) – Redvis Jan 3 '12 at 9:31

If you were using Compiz, you could use the window rules plugin, but since you are using Gnome Shell, to my knowledge, there is nothing you can do.

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