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#1 2013-05-23 14:57:59

ravicious
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Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

I'm looking for a window manager (not tiling one) for Xfce that's able to automatically hide the titlebar when a window is maximized. Could you recommend me something?

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#2 2013-05-23 15:12:57

lucke
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

kwin could do that, and people running gnome were using maximus - https://launchpad.net/maximus implies it can work with any (compliant) WM (although it might be forcing maximized state upon you).

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#3 2013-05-23 15:18:36

ravicious
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

I tried Maximus, but it acts weirdly with Xfwm - if a window is maximized already after launching it, Maximus won't hide the titlebar and so on.

Somebody on G+ said Compiz, but I had a few issues with Compiz and dual screen in the past.

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#4 2013-05-23 16:09:08

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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

devilspie can do this. ~/.devilspie/rules.ds something like this:

(if
(is (application_name) "Chromium")
(begin
(set_workspace 2)
(maximize)
(undecorate)
)
)

Syntax can be a little bit different getting used to but it's a good program. Been using it for years.

Edit: Openbox wm can also undecorate windows with a hotkey if you want.

Last edited by dodo3773 (2013-05-23 16:12:18)

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#5 2013-05-23 16:16:11

ravicious
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

Damn, why did I forget about devilspie? Time to get it running again, thanks!

Openbox wm can also undecorate windows with a hotkey if you want.

Xfwm can do this too, but I'm looking for an automated solution.

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#6 2013-05-23 16:19:58

dodo3773
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

ravicious wrote:

Damn, why did I forget about devilspie? Time to get it running again, thanks!

Openbox wm can also undecorate windows with a hotkey if you want.

Xfwm can do this too, but I'm looking for an automated solution.

You're welcome. I found this just now:
https://code.google.com/p/devilspie-sta … etail?id=1
May save you future headache in setup.

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#7 2013-06-09 12:07:45

ravicious
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

I've been using devilspie for the last few weeks and the only issue I have with it that it won't decorate the window again when it's unmaximized. Also, I don't see a method in devilspie that would allow to check if a window is undecorated or not.

I think compiz can autoundecorate maximized windows, but it seems outdated.

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#8 2014-04-02 16:45:04

cedricl
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Re: Looking for a WM (not tiling) w/ autohide titlebar when maximized

hello,

Your post is a bit old. If your are still looking for a solution,  I've made a patch for xfwm4 based on Viktor Semykin work.
AUR packages: xfwm4-titleless+ and xfwm4-titleless-dev (devel version).

Your feedback is welcome.

Cédric

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