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#1 2014-11-02 06:48:14

sphinx
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Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

As the title, can xfce4  add these new features ?

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#2 2014-11-02 08:32:54

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

Changing the size of the window borders would (I think) just involve changing your theme.

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#3 2014-11-02 08:42:53

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

have a look here https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/xfwm4_theme

it's also not possible to remove the titlebartext(you can only change it's size and color), anyway there is a better solution if you want such stuff eg: use openbox or pekwm

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#4 2014-11-03 12:06:46

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

Yes, I can change the theme, but it's still impossible to remove the titlebar. I have tried the i3wm, it can remove the titlebar and windows borders. But  the titling style is not fit for me. So i am wondering if xfce can add these features.

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#5 2014-11-20 18:18:45

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

sphinx wrote:

Yes, I can change the theme, but it's still impossible to remove the titlebar. I have tried the i3wm, it can remove the titlebar and windows borders. But  the titling style is not fit for me. So i am wondering if xfce can add these features.

AFAIK it's not possible to remove the titlebar but you may be able to do this as an alternative:

click

Settings | Settings Manager | Window Manager | Title font

click

Title font

change size to 0 (zero)

Yes, I know you've still got a bit of space the titlebar takes on screen but no longer have the window telling you where you already know you are.  wink  I'm currently using a laptop with a 13.3" screen and this is acceptable for me but when I used one with a 7" screen it was vital for me.  Hope this answer is helpful...

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#6 2014-11-20 19:03:08

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

dubois wrote:

Title font

change size to 0 (zero)

thats also correct and i recently used it in a theme so you can to completly remove all except 1 pixel

create 2 xpms(one active one inactive) or only one if you want the same color everywhere eg:

/* XPM */
static char * all_xpm[] = {
"1 1 2 1",
" 	c None",
"@	c #ff00ff",
"@"};

create symbolic links for all base pixmaps( https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/xfwm4_theme … part_names ) to active and inactive xpm

write a themerc with something like this:

title_font=0
active_text_color=#ff00ff
inactive_text_color=#ff00ff
borderless_maximize=true

Last edited by sixsixfive (2014-11-20 19:32:23)

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#7 2014-11-21 06:11:53

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

You probably know this, but some applications (Firefox, gedit, et cetera) allow the user to switch to "fullscreen" mode by pressing F11. Others, such as Thunar, do not.

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#8 2014-11-21 12:42:41

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

MountainDewManiac wrote:

Others, such as Thunar, do not


in xfwm right click titlebar>select fullscreen mode also every other window manager except that limited GNOME thing has this feature

Last edited by sixsixfive (2014-11-21 12:48:19)

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#9 2014-11-21 13:15:20

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

Interesting. Also somewhat annoying first thing in the morning when you're trying to figure out how to fix it. Turns out it's in the "Alt-Space" menu and can be canceled from there. I didn't think to look there at first because I always thought that one mirrored the menu one gets when right-clicking on the app in the Window Buttons list on the panel (and there's no Fullscreen option there).

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#10 2014-11-21 13:48:17

ToZ
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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

You can automate switching back and forth from fullscreen using wmctrl. Simply create a shortcut that runs:

wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b toggle,fullscreen

...and press the shortcut key combination to toggle the state.

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#11 2014-11-21 15:41:12

sixsixfive
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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

or press alt+f11... or change the shortcut key in xfwm settings

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#12 2014-11-21 15:59:44

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

Alt+F11 doesn't work with all windows for me (e.g. Settings Manager). There were others as well, but come to think of it, they were all probably dialog-type windows.

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#13 2014-12-09 03:54:22

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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

click

Title font

change size to 0 (zero)

Thank you. It seems there is no method to remove the titlebar.

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#14 2015-07-17 14:17:48

dweezil-n0xad
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Re: Hide windows title and change the boder size of the windows.

Old thread, but this script still works here for manually removing the title bar and borders: https://xrunhprof.wordpress.com/2009/09 … ity-again/
When the title bar is removed you can still move/close/etc the borderless window with keyboard shortcuts.

found out today in Xfce 4.12 while trying to make a windowed AGS game with fixed resolution behave like a fullscreen game.

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