XFCE 4.12 - F24 - Window Maximise behaviour

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 09:42:04 CET 2016

Hi all,

Recently upgrading from Fedora 23 to 24 (so both XFCE 4.12 (note: this 
wasn't an actual softeare upgrade. but a fresh install as I also 
installed a new hard disk)).
I noticed (a change in default behaviour of 'maximised' windows, where 
essentially upon maximising the window frame is removed (including top 
bar with title etc.
I assume this is similar to Gnome 3 behaviour.

Now while this works well for 'gnome-oriented' applications (i.e. ones 
which have standard max/un-maximise and close buttons within the window 
space), as you get more screen estate and no redundant functionality 
with the window title + functionality directly provided by the 
application. Yet it can prove to be problematic for 'normal' 
applications, especially when wanting to quickly un-maximise and 
possibly move the window.

What I'm wondering is if there is any trick to have best of both worlds, 
i.e. detect 'gnome-oriented' applications and non, and maximise 
accordingly, therefore maintaining the typical window frame.

Thanks for any input.

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