Option to display window control buttons within the Global Menu when associated window is maximized

Bug #1707291 reported by GizmoChicken on 2017-07-28
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Ubuntu MATE
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Bug Description

I'm loving the improved Global Menu. Thanks so much!

REQUEST: I'm not sure whether it would be difficult to implement, but would you please consider offering an OPTION to display window control buttons (close, min, and unmax buttons) within the Global Menu (preferably on its left side) whenever the associated window is maximized?

If such an option were available, I would use the option in conjunction with the "undecorate maximized windows" option, which, acting together, would closely approximate how Unity handles maximized windows.

GizmoChicken (gizmochicken) wrote :

I'll just add that, as an alternative to displaying the window control buttons (close, min, and unmax buttons) within the Global Menu itself, displaying them within a separate panel applet (which could be independently positioned on the panel) would also be great.

Hopefully, such a separate applet would be invisible (and collapsed to not otherwise consume panel space) when not displaying the window control buttons. But if that's not possible, then displaying the window control buttons within the Global Menu itself (rather then in a separate panel applet) would be preferable.

GizmoChicken (gizmochicken) wrote :

I just learned about a discussion on the Ubuntu Mate forum regarding "Developing a Window Buttons Applet for Mate." See https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/developing-a-window-buttons-applet-for-mate/8637

It seems that the project is being developed here: https://github.com/IKRadulov/mate-window-applets

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

This is on the roadmap, no ETA yet.

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - [Wishlist] Option to display window control buttons within the Global
- Menu when associated window is maximized
+ Option to display window control buttons within the Global Menu when
+ associated window is maximized
Ivan (brokoli) wrote :

there is an applet for mate panel for this https://github.com/IKRadulov/mate-window-applets

selivan (selivan5) wrote :

It would be great if maximized window control buttons moved to the panel and also window title disappear, like in Unity and MacOS. It is a total waste of space.

Andreas Schirra (preludi) wrote :

I consider this issue to be a kind of serious
- you maximize a window and find after the maximization the control buttons of maximized window in the global menu bar. It is even worse: the control buttons are multiplied when the are in the wrong location (global menu). For your reference, please see screenshot attached

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