I used this method in 18.04 (https://joshtronic.com/2017/07/26/hide-title-bars-in-gnome-shell/) but it doesn't working now... Any ideas?

P.S. I used a standard desktop environment

P.P.S. To be more precise: I used to have a clean terminal without ANY bars, status bars, borders etc. in any window size and I am trying to achieve this again in new ubuntu 20.04.

  • Unite works great if you want to merge window title with the header bar. – pLumo Apr 24 '20 at 8:16

What finally worked for me was to run:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-pixelsaver
gnome-extensions enable pixel-saver@deadalnix.me
gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings headerbar false

in the terminal, then restart the shell (Alt-F2, r).

  • Thanks, that's a solution! And so simple this time. – Q. Q. Apr 27 '20 at 7:28

I use Unite and it works for me.

To install Unite you need to open up Firefox and install an add on. Just visit Firefox addons page for to install gnome shell integration. Once ready, click + Add to Firefox

After that, in terminal enter this code:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

Finally, visit Unite extension page and slide the button up right from off to on. The extension will be installed. You can refresh the page to click on the configurations button of the extensions on the same page.

  • This extension does nothing to terminal at all. – Q. Q. Apr 24 '20 at 10:58
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    Same here. Unite does a lot of useful things, but the window titlebar stays where it is for all GTK3 apps. Works for Firefox etc., but not for Terminal, GEdit etc. – Florian Echtler Apr 26 '20 at 10:45
  • It works great for me, thanks ! Took me a while to realize it is installed and controlled via FIREFOX ONLY. – Alon Oct 27 '20 at 9:35

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