window sizing and maximizing wish feature

Thomas Lynch thomas.lynch at
Wed Nov 25 10:13:16 CET 2015

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:40:54 +0100
From: Lars Behrens <Lars.Behrens at>

Am 24.11.2015 um 17:29 schrieb Thomas Lynch:

> What I am trying to say, is that on a large display, the square button has
> become something to avoid and not hit be accident, less the window
> into something truly huge.

Just click it again to resize back. I don't see the problem.

The problem is that it has become useless and is an annoyance.

> In place of the square button at the I would suggest a couple of 'window
> size buttons'.   So for example, perhaps,  I  resize the window and right
> click on the first window size button.  From then on, whenever I left
> on the button the window goes to that size and position.  Likewise if I
> right click on the second button, then left clicking on that second button
> goes to that size and position.  Perhaps three such buttons instead of
> two.

What if you change from a huge screen to small one? You would have to
change settings and back again each time you use a different display.

? you mean if like I unplug my monitor and plug in a new one?  I'll change
the settings, or I'll use one of the other sizes.  This is a non-issue.

Just a sidenote/hint, are you aware of

 * middleclick/rightclick the maximize button for maximize only

I don't need a 1 meter wide window, nor a half meter tall one, just like I
don't need an enormous window.

Not what you were asking for, just to make sure you know some important
everyday features as you wrote "After years of being frustrated by
overly fancy window managers" (which might not have had those
possibilities) in your first mail.

You quote me out of context. The original passage points out that
technology changes have abrogated the usefulness of a "make it take the
entrie display"   button, and lead t the need
of something that makes a window bigger, but not that big.

Not a bad idea you had there,


 but nothing that I personally would be longing for.

Hope you get a bigger display soon. ;-)  Perhaps you are not the best
person to be commenting on this.  (Yes I know, you are going to write back
and say your display is the size of the moon - no need, I already know. ;-)

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