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I'm using Xfce 4.4 Beta1 with only one panel on the bottom. When I maximize a window, I'd like to be able to use the edges of the screen to perform certain operations on the window in a quick and easy way, as I'm used to from other DEs (Gnome, KDE, Windows).
What I mean is:
- to move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of the screen and to hit the mouse button in order to close the maximized window.
- to move the mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the screen and to hit the mouse button in order to open xfwm4's window menu.
- to move the mouse pointer to the right screen border in order to grab and move, say, epiphany's scroll bar without having to tear my eyes off the content of the current web page and explicitly search and point to the scroll bar widget.
- you get the idea.
These use cases are not feasible with xfwm4, as it always leaves an n pixel wide area (n >= 1, differing from one window decoration style to another) at the screen edges where one can resize the maximized window. In my opinion, people don't want to resize maximized windows anyway, so it would make sense to implement the proposed behaviour as default, or at least provide an appropiate option in "Window Manager Tweaks".
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove the top panel from Xfce.
2. Open a random maximizeable window.
3. Maximize it.
4. Move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of the screen.
5. Click to close the window.
If you just click and don't move the mouse, nothing happens.
The maximized window is closed.
I tested this for all xfwm4-themes included in Xubuntu 6.06 Beta 1. Only one of them ("Next") allows to close a window by clicking on the upper right screen corner. Unfortunately, even "Next" does not allow to reach the scroll bar of a maximized web browser by moving the mouse to the right edge of the screen, but changes to the "resize window" mode instead.
I vote for this. It is really essential that maximized windows are really maximized and not only of changed size. I want maximized windows to occupy all the available screen space and I don't want them to be resizable. It works naturally in other WMs so I'd like to have this in Xfce too.
I voted too.
Without "real" maximize, the browser's (Opera, Firefox) siderbar switches are almost useless. One have to pixelhunt the switch instead of just throw the cursor to the right side and click.
Ok, it's implemented and commited in SVN, and compatible with most of the themes.
One thing, though, it breaks size increment. Some apps may not work correctly since the full screen is not necessarily a multiple of the size increment.
You can grab a snapshot from here :