[PATCH] remove borders on maximized windows

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 10:23:37 CEST 2009

On Friday 18 September 2009, Lucas Murray wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi all,
> > one of the things we need for the plasma netbook shell is to have windows
> > fullscreen most of the time, so be maximized and without borders (title
> > and controls to unmaximize and close are directly into the panel) but
> > keeping the possibility to have not maximized windows with normal borders
> > as usual. a while ago talking with martin we had the idea to use
> > decoration, directly in kdecoration, so here it is..
> This is not the correct way to go about it. You will want to use
> fullscreen windows and not maximisation. No point hacking maximisation
> to act identical to an already-existing functionality.
> > anoter idea could be modifying window rules to match also geometry,
> > maximized state etc..
> This is probably better.
> > another thing we need is to start windows always maximized, for that
> > using a rule could be a good idea, however a problem is that we should
> > maximize only windows with a decoration, because plasma popups are of
> > window type (not dialog, yeah, bad, but kinda needed for drag and drop of
> > extenders)
> KWin already has a "maximizing" placement algorithm. It can be enabled
> in System Settings -> Window Behavior -> Advanced -> Placement.
excellent :)

Marco Martin

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