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maximize window not fullscreen: is it possible?

asked 2014-10-07 18:08:50 +0000

UNera gravatar image

I want a key 'maximize window', not fullscreen.

I want see clock, tray, etc...

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What about just moving it to another workspace?

TonyC gravatar imageTonyC ( 2014-10-07 20:38:09 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-10-07 22:38:35 +0000

UNera gravatar image

A fullscreen window will not cover i3bar

How to configure i3bar for the behaviour? In my i3 window covers i3bar. So I opened the thread :)

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Consider a complex split/tabbed layout with a couple of terminals. It would be nice to quickly enlarge a single container to the full viewport with keeping i3bar in the bottom. Going fullscreen makes i3bar disappear, which is probably not the users/my intention. That's how I understand the problem.

peterN gravatar imagepeterN ( 2015-04-20 20:42:25 +0000 )edit

answered 2014-10-07 20:16:01 +0000

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updated 2014-10-08 00:13:10 +0000

A fullscreen window will not cover i3bar. On the other side, if you mean "maximize width/height" there's no such thing in i3 (differently from stacking WMs) since the desktop space is always completely filled. Edit: A little misunderstanding here (my initial statement about fullscreen windows): maximize means (to me) use all available screen space - this doesn't include the space taken by i3bar, if present and it's the default behaviour of i3/any tiling wm (fill the screen, as stated above, with i3 bar visible). "Fullscreen" takes also i3bar space. If you want to spare a few more pixels you can remove window titles/borders for specific applications.

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