__/ [kermit] on Sunday 20 November 2005 07:43 \__
> Terry Liittschwager wrote:
>> My preference has always been to have launched programs come up in their
>> maximized window. In Windows I accomplished this by changing the link
>> properties window option from normal to maximized. How is this best done
>> in KDE?
I personally set up a variety of shortcuts for window behaviour, e.g. ALT+F6
is always set to shade in GNOME and KDE and ALT+F7 is minimise. You can do
something similar to make "maximize" a stroke away. This gives flexibility.
> One possibility would be to change executable from /some/program to
> "kstart /some/program". From kstart --help:
Good idea. I would set up an alias, I guess, if not write a one-line shell
> --alldesktops Make the window appear on all desktops
> --iconify Iconify the window
> --maximize Maximize the window
> --maximize-vertically Maximize the window vertically
> --maximize-horizontally Maximize the window horizontally
> --fullscreen Show window fullscreen
> --type <type> The window type: Normal, Desktop, Dock, Tool,
> Menu, Dialog, TopMenu or Override
> --activate Jump to the window even if it is started on a
> different virtual desktop
> --ontop, --keepabove Try to keep the window above other windows
> --onbottom, --keepbelow Try to keep the window below other windows
> --skiptaskbar The window does not get an entry in the taskbar
> --skippager The window does not get an entry on the pager
> --tosystray The window is sent to the system tray in Kicker
> Of course not every option makes sense with every application and sometimes
> application will override initial geometry as set by kstart.
True. Perhaps that can be disabled within the individual applications though.
> For Konqueror you can maximize window and then save current profile (Web
> browsing or file manager) so it will always start maximized.
The profile 'remembers' window geometry too? I never realised that...
Roy S. Schestowitz
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