I find it appropriate to use Shift+Click on the maximize button to override the default maximize action and fill the window instead. For the moment the fill feature is only possible with a shortcut.
You can configure the WM to use the fill function when double clicking on the title bar.
How do you do this? I've wanted a similar feature for some time, but I don't see either a shortcut option or a double-click option. (By "fill", do you mean like in pekwm, where it will get as large as it can without covering other windows?)
(In reply to comment #2)
The fill feature is only in SVN afaict. It is available as a window manager shortcut (Settings > WM > Keyboard) and as double click action. It does what you describe: filling the empty space around the window, and the more you fill the more space it takes untill it reaches the screen borders.
I reported that enhancement bug because it sounds funny to Shift+click the maximize button, and it would also let you fill in the horizontal/vertical with Mouse2/1.
(In reply to comment #3)
Ah, ok, thanks. I'll keep an eye out for it! Is it likely to be included in xfce-4.4.2? (I noticed that it was hard masked in Gentoo.)
I bet a fine patch will be welcome? However I understand flooblar at X, so don't except a patch from me.
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> Ah, ok, thanks. I'll keep an eye out for it! Is it likely to be included in
> xfce-4.4.2? (I noticed that it was hard masked in Gentoo.)
Nope, the fill feature is not in 4.4.2, and I doubt to see it in 4.4 branch because of feature freeze. Correct me if wrong.
PS: Olivier, can you trigger the "Target Milestone", bugzilla doesn't let me do it.
As in comment #1, it WorksForMe this way :)