Idea: Only maximise windows over a predefined size

Bug #284920 reported by Mark Gibson on 2008-10-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Neil J. Patel
maximus (Ubuntu)
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

I've been using Netbook-Remix on an Asus EEE PC 1000 (Ubuntu-EEE) for
a couple of weeks. I'm liking it very much indeed.
I have a suggestion for a Maximus feature.

Provide an option to only maximise new windows over a certain size,
eg. that are more than two thirds the width/height of the screen.
This would prevent maximising of small dialogs
(eg. Downloads, Clear Private Data, etc in Firefox)
which always look a bit daft when maximised.

The user would be able to enable/disable the feature entirely,
and also set the threshold at which maximising kicks in.
The threshold would probably be best set separately for
width and height, and as a percentage of the screen size
(rather than in pixels) to account for aspect and resolution changes.

Also, is it feasible to add maximus options to the metacity
window menu. ie. 'Always Maximise' and 'Never Maximise' as an
alternative to manually editing the exclusions list using gconf?

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

I like this idea, and I can't think of a situation/window right now that would be undesirable. It would be interesting to get some feedback on the idea, though, before making the changes.

Maximus already ignores windows which have the popup/dialog/slashscreen hint set, but annoyingly the Firefox windows do not :-).

Changed in netbook-remix:
assignee: nobody → njpatel
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2009-01-21
Changed in maximus:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

This bug has been moved to Ubuntu distribution.

Changed in maximus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in maximus:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
tags: added: ubuntu-unr
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