Is it possible to force all application windows to open at a specific resolution (i.e. a set specific size like 1280x720 pixels)?

  • devilspie (cmd & gui) — Couldn't get it to work (hanged all windows and I had to restart PC via terminal), but something worth noting. Thanks to @fossfreedom for the tip. – its_me Nov 28 '12 at 17:24

Yes, though it doesn't work very well.

  • Install ccsm, sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager (note ccsm is pretty buggy).
  • Start ccsm, go to the window management section
  • Enable "Window Rules"
  • In the options for "Window Rules", choose the "Size rules" tab
  • Click new, then the +
  • Choose your window (by class is usually best but it takes some experementing)
  • Set your width and height.
  • Apply everything and enjoy your fixed window heights.
  • A screenshot would be helpful. All I see under window management section are: Grid, Move Window, Place Windows, Resize Window, Scale, Snapping Windows (and I checked then, and there seems to be no relevant option. I'll keep looking). – its_me Nov 28 '12 at 17:33
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    Hmm make sure you have the plugins installed. sudo compiz-plugins-default – coteyr Nov 28 '12 at 17:41
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    Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 – coteyr Nov 28 '12 at 17:42
  • Terminal says, "compiz-plugins-default is already the newest version." But I still don't see the options that you are. – its_me Nov 28 '12 at 17:47
  • All I have from dpkg --get-selections | grep comp is compiz install compiz-core install compiz-gnome install compiz-plugins install compiz-plugins-default install compiz-plugins-main-default install compizconfig-backend-gconf install compizconfig-settings-manager install – coteyr Nov 28 '12 at 17:52

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