Automatically Maximizing Windows

Asked by Dominic Bosco on 2010-09-05

I'm still new to Ubuntu and I just downloaded the Ubuntu 10.10 beta. However, whenever I open any application it automatically takes up the entire screen and it doesn't show the window border. This is very annoying, is there any way to fix it?

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press ALT+F2
type: metacity --replace
Press enter

Does it show?

Dominic Bosco (coolcatdominic) said : #2

Actually, I didn't explain well before, the window borders aren't visible because the windows maximize when the application starts. However, when I make the windows smaller, the window borders are visible again. My main problem is with the automatic maximization, I don't want to have to resize windows all the time.

not sure on a graceful fix but you could use devilspie and this python script:
http://gdevilspie.googlecode.com/files/gdevilspie-0.5.tar.bz2

To control how windows appear when they first open. Powerful stuff.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

Is this a netbook?

Francisco (editoria-francisco) said : #5

"My main problem is with the automatic maximization, I don't want to have to resize windows all the time."
I have this problem too.
I use Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition.
Can you help me?

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