Created for netbook environments where normally every window is maximised and removing the titlebar would give an extra 24px for the application to display.
Install Maximus on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin
Maximus is available in the local repository for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Download Maximus from its launchpad web page.
[How To]: run Maximus for the first time
Click Alt+F2 then type “maximus” without quotes.
[HowTo]: make Maximus startup with your system
Open “startup applications preferences” then, click on “Add” to add a new program.
Comment: Type any thing to remind you what’s this application about ” Auto maximize all windows “.
That’s it for the first method using maximus.
This method will do the same thing “maximus” does. We will need Compiz Configuration Settings Manager “CCSM” with “Place Windows” plugin.
[How To]: Install Compiz Configuration Settings Manager
Compiz is available on the local repository for many Linux distribution.
To install on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Probably, the package name is the same on the earlier release, if didn’t work, try “CCSM” instead of “compizconfig-settings-manager”.
To install on Fedora
yum install ccsm
Then, Open “CCSM”, search for “place windows” or select it from “Window Management” section.
Open “Fixed Window Placement” tab.
Add a new value to “Windows with fixed placement mode”.
Now every window you open will be in maximized mode.
2. Set a Certain Applications to start on Maximized Mode
What if I want to apply this feature to some applications. It’s quite the same method we have seen earlier with maximizing all windows using CCSM.
However, we will change the value which we added earlier.
From ” type=normal ”
To ” name=”the command which runs the application” ”
I want to set Terminator “terminal emulator” to always run in maximized mode.
The Value should be
Click on the “+” plus sign and select the type to be “Window Name” and the value will be the application’s command, if you can’t figure out what’s the name of the application click on the “Grab” button and click on the required application which running the background.
That’s it for all. Hopefully this tutorials helps you guys.