Questions relating to maximised windows (windows taking up all of the screen space except titlebar and application switcher) in any DE. Not to be confused with fullscreen which also hides the titlebar and application switcher

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Turning off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I know this has been asked for other Ubuntu releases, but the solutions posted are not working for me in 14.04. I've installed CCSM and turned off the grid option, but the windows still maximize when ...
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Disable automatic vertical maximise of windows when scaled to bottom of screen

I have the following problem: when scaling a window to the bottom of the screen, it gets automatically maximised vertically. This is very annoying as I want to decide how to scale my windows! I found ...
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XFCE title less maximized windows

I'm looking at something like this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfwm4/+bug/1301873 . Arch seems to have to have it packaged at ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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How can I start a program minimised, and restore maximised?

There are various options to start a program minimised, or to start a program maximised and they work well, but I'm always looking for new challenges. If I start a program minimised using the Devil's ...
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Docky hides when I maximize a window

Docky hides every time I maximize a window. This is happening since I've upgraded to 14.04
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Maximize error with chrome and blender under Gnome 3

Images say a 1000 words: This happens after I maximize the window, the content of the window is moved a little to the right. This only happens with chrome and blender (didn't happen with older ...
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How to I get my page on Ubuntu 14.04 to maximize correctly

When I click maximize, It will maximize the window. However it will leave about a one inch gap between the top and the left side. How do I get this to go away and make the window maximize fully. ...
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Epiphany game does not run in a suitable window size?

This screenshot show the situation: As you see, I can't change window size to have a whole view of game! Is it a bug in game or it's related to Ubuntu or somthing else?
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hotkey to maximise window on 2 screens [duplicate]

I have 2 screens and it appends frequently that I need to expand a window on both screens. Is there a way to avoid dragging and expanding manually? I am lookingfor something equivalent to Ctrl+Alt+5, ...
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How can I start Pidgin maximised if maximus doesn't do it?

I use maximus to force applications to open in a maximized window, as suggested in this answer. [1] However, Pidgin message windows are not affected. When I start Pidgin, my buddy list doesn't appear ...
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How to hide wine app titlebar when window is maximized

This is a quick post to show how to make wine app hides the titlebar and fully fill the vertical area of screen space when maximized. In Unity DE, when Wine app is maximized, it doesn't hide the ...
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Which Desktop Environment has (or can have) global menus (apart from Unity)?

In Unity global menus auto-hide, which is completely nuts. – But in general I like the functionality for maximized windows (as long as it doesn’t disappear). Which DE can do global menus and has ...
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Which desktop environment removes window borders/frames of full-screen windows by default (or easy)?

Another question lists a bunch of Desktop Environments. Because of limited screen space (1024×600), which of them make it easy to hide/remove window frames/borders/decorations (including title bar) ...
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gthumb open in full width?

Is there a way when I'm opening images with gthumb that gthumb opens it in full width and height of the screen? Basically to open maximized. Now when i click on image it always opens 1/4 of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Chrome Kiosk Audio

We are successfully using Ubuntu 12.04 in a kiosk mode for a restricted user but we are having an issue with manipulating audio. The kiosk user is set to automatically log in and then a maximized ...
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How to maximize a minimzed program using command line knowing its PID?

I need to maximize the window of an application when it's minimized using the command line only.. So how to do that knowing the process ID. When working on the wmctrl command i got the following ...
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Maximizing using hot corners

When I try to maximize a window by dragging a window to the top corner the system freezes. This usually happens with Firefox and VLC. Maybe this is a bug but I'm unsure how to report this, I mean like ...
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Half-maximized windows misplaced after switching display

I have a laptop which I often plug into a larger screen with another display resolution. Thus I'm frequently changing the screen for the system to use. Also I've recently discovered the advantages of ...
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Application to reproduce Mac OS X full screen mode?

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.04, but this would also be cool on Stock Ubuntu. I am a big fan of the way full screen works in Mac OS X, and would like to reproduce the effect on Linux with ...
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How do I fully expand the window showing the running operating system inside VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I'm running Win7 64 bit on VirtualBox and it only takes up half the screen. How can i expand it further?
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Can't use window controls on maximized windows

When I maximise a window and hover my mouse where the window controls should be, they do not appear however if I hover my mouse over the file menu bar, they do appear but as soon as I move my mouse ...
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How to start Gummi (GTK+ based application) maximized?

Is there something I could add to the Exec line ìn gummi.desktop which would do the trick? [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Gummi GenericName=LaTeX Editor Comment=Simple LaTeX Editor Exec=gummi %F ...
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How can I fully maximize wine applications?

In wine, my maximized applications retain the bar at top with title and minimize/maximize buttons. This duplicates the Ubuntu global menu and costs me precious screen space on my laptop. I would like ...
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how to remove title bar and borders on maximized windows in kubuntu?

In gnome-shell there is an extension that removes the window borders and close buttons and title bar etc on maximized windows to save screen real estate. I'm sure kwin / kde has a way to mimic this ...
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Changing GIMP's default startup option

When I open GIMP, I would like it to appear in maximized single-window mode. Is there a way I can do this, either with a shell script or preferences option?
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Can I theme the menubar to look different if a window is maximized?

I know you can theme the Unity menubar in GTK+3 using CSS, but is there a way to theme it differently depending on whether a window is maximized? This would be useful for e.g. themes where the ...
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Maximizing a window taking a long time on 12.04

On my Ubuntu 12.04 maximizing a window - for example terminal - is taking a long time (5+ seconds). Other applications, such as an empathy chat window, are taking up to 2 seconds to maximize. I have ...
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How to disable auto-maximize windows in GNOME?

Each time I open any application, it zooms to fill-up the entire desktop and so I am always forced to use "Unmaximize" using Alt+Space menu. This is a feature that I must disable at any cost. Please ...
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How to have vncviewer connections open in maximized window?

I use sshplus to handle vnc connection, using a command line argument such as: vncviewer host:port -FullColour -passwd /home/.vnc/passwd Everything works, but I'd like to have its window ...
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Dual Monitor Maximize Problem

I have a laptop with an external monitor attached. However everything maximizes to the external monitor, no matter how or where I maximize the windows. I want to be able to have windows maximized in ...
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How to start terminal in full screen?

When I open a terminal using CTRL+ALT+T in Unity, I would like this window to be automatically maximized, rather than to have to additionally hit ALT+SPACE and the 'X' key to make the window that ...
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How can i get the MacOS green + button function in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to get que MacOS zoom button (the one called "+" in green color) fuction in Ubuntu windows? not to maximize windows, just to "optimize" them like in MacOS? Here a video showing it ...
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How to make terminal start maximized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the terminal to open maximized How to make terminal start maximized? I am looking for a system-wide way, which would work with the CTRL+ALT+T shortcut as ...
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Why do some applications in Unity start “maximized” but not integrated into the panel?

When I start some applications like Gimp or update-manager they start like if they where maximized but they have window decorations, are not integrated into the Unity panel and therefore move towards ...