Xterm in Maximized Mode

Evgeny M. Zubok evgeny.zubok at tochka.ru
Mon Mar 28 02:19:56 PDT 2011

Ajay Jain <ajay050 at gmail.com> writes:

>> Hm, if your xterm doesn't support -maximized and if your WM (what's
>> your WM?) hasn't means to maximize xterm on start, you could try
>> 'devilspie':
> I use Gnome. Could you/anybody help on how can WM maximize it? I mean
> what command. Meanwhile, I shall look at devilspie.

More probably, your WM is Metacity. AFAIK, it doesn't have knobs and
sliders to do such things - namely, maximize xterm or other application
on start. devilspie is the solution. 


Look also at this tread:


Another solution is 'wmctrl'. However, wmctrl is not able to control the
geometry of xterm on start, it can be run just after xterm to change its
geometry as follows:

wmctrl -r <window_selection_criteria> -b add,maximized_vert,maximized_horz

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