I like to always see one maximized window at a time on my screen. It keeps me focused. How can I make all new windows be maximized by default, i.e without pressing the keyboard shortcut for maximize or using the mouse? On Ubuntu 20.04 I could use the Gnome extension "Maximized by Default" but it does not support Gnome 42, and it does not seem to be maintained anymore.

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The Gnome extension Maximized by default still works for Gnome 42 on my PopOS 22.04, both if I run gsettings set org.gnome.shell disable-extension-version-validation true, and if I download from the extensions website or from Github and install as described in Manually install a Gnome Shell Extension from a ZIP file.

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