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    how to launch all applications full screen

    I am using Xubuntu 12.04.

    Is there a way to have all of my applications open maximized instead of always having to resize windows after launching an application? Do I have to put special code in the command for each application and/or can I configure my machine to always open every app maximized?
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    i dont think every program even has full screen or did you mean maximized
    if it is maximized you can hit [Alt]+[F7] (Applications -> Settings Manager -> Window Manager -> Keyboard) most programs will remember they were maximized
    if you meant fullscreen you may prefer unity with the side panel on autohide, maximized will be closer to fullscreen in unity
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    You can install package maximus. It will maximize and undecorate windows. You will still see the panels though so it won't be a real fullscreen.

    Alt-F11 will make any window fullscreen.
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    Sorry about that I meant always open maximized.
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    Then maximus will work for you.
    To keep the window decorations (title bar, buttons) go to gconf-editor/apps/maximus and uncheck 'undercorate'

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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    Thanks for this LewisTM, works well and is better with "undecorate" unticked. Does pull in a few gnome related dependencies. Gives a more consistent desktop experience.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install maximus gconf-editor
    Would be nice to have a floating mini "ALT+TAB" display on screen to go with this, save moving hand from mouse
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    So now all of my windows open maximized, how do I set it so that every window I open is unmaximized?
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen


    You asked how to set windows to open maximized. The solution worked, right? If you don't want it, remove maximus.
    Or am I missing something?

    EDIT: You probably mean how to prevent windows from opening in maximized mode on launch. I don't think you can set Xfwm4 to do that. Compiz might have that option.
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    I know that it sounds confusing. Maximus worked. So I just have to uninstall maximus and the windows will open without maximizing? I just want to be sure. Sorry for being such a pain.
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    Re: how to launch all applications full screen

    Quote Originally Posted by rmcellig View Post
    I know that it sounds confusing. Maximus worked. So I just have to uninstall maximus and the windows will open without maximizing? I just want to be sure. Sorry for being such a pain.
    No problem. The windows will revert to their original behavior. If you close a maximized window and then launch the app again, it will spawn maximized. Same for unmaximized windows. The WM will even try to restore the previous window dimensions.
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