Window sizes and positions are no longer remembered after upgrading to 19.04. Previous solutions I found for earlier versions don't seem to work either. Is there something I can do now to either have applications launch full screen or remember the size and position? I prefer to not have to write scripts to launch applications and then resize or move windows for each.

  • Are you referring to auto-start applications on login, or the memory of individual applications after they are closed and relaunched within a session? In some cases this is a feature of each individual application and in other cases has to do with the installed desktop environment. For example, in KDE, session options are under Settings>Startup and Shutdown>Desktop Session. – Nmath May 21 at 15:52
  • @Nmath I'm talking about launching an application like Firefox within a session. I will make it maximized, then close it, and when I reopen it, it is back to being small and not maximized. – ticotexas May 21 at 20:50
  • OK. I don't have solid answer for you but this can be controlled by each individual application and also by your desktop environment. For example, Firefox has steps to troubleshoot this behavior in their browser by deleting configs. – Nmath May 22 at 2:38

Turns out, it was a problem with Firefox and a setting to resist fingerprinting, a privacy setting. You can set width and height and still resist fingerprinting by reading this, https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/aopz79/resist_fingerprinting_window_size/

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