[PATCH v2 2/2] shell: Add set_maximised for wl_shell_surface interface.

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 13:33:12 PST 2012

Is there an indicator sent to the client so that it knows it should not 
draw the "edges" of the window border? (ie look at Windows95. When you 
maximize a window, there are 2 pixels removed from the graphics all 
around the edge of the window compared to the non-maximized window).

Removing these edges is also useful for tiling window management.

I think the configure event will have to send some bitflags indicating 
what edges should be removed from the window, and a bitflag indicating 
that the title should be removed (for fullscreen). It does not look like 
this information is sent (the "edges" parameter which I thought was used 
for this is actually something else indicating what edges are being 

You cannot just use some "maximized" flag for this, as the window 
manager may want edges removed in order to dock windows to the edges of 
the screen or against each other.

More information about the wayland-devel mailing list