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I have limited screen place, and I'd like to know how I could remove the title bar. I use hotkey to close, maximize, etc. anyway.

Thanks :)

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Try the maximus package? Here's the package description:

A desktop daemon which will automatically maximise and, optionally, un-decorate windows. Has support for exclusion lists and will work with any EWMH-spec compliant window-manager.

Install with:

sudo apt-get install maximus

I believe you'll need to add the maximus command to your startup programs, as it does not automatically run at boot on its own.

There's also this idea, to integrate title bar stuff into the top panel:

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+1. To configure maximus, one can use gconf-editor. To blacklist windows, add the class name returned by xprop | grep CLASS to the exclude_class parameter (further reading). – ignis Jan 4 '13 at 4:15
That link appears to be dead. – Enigma Jan 12 '15 at 20:10

I had the same issue with the titlebar and I solved it to a good level this way:

  • Settings > Settings Manager > Window Manager > Theme tab > Kokodi (it has a high titlebar)
  • Settings > Settings Manager > Panel > Row Size (pixels) = 28
  • Settings > Settings Manager > Panel > Don't reserve space on borders = Yes, turned on

This way the titlebar is just hidden below the panel. Benefits of such approach:

  • the titlebar remains visible for small windows
  • The titlebar is autohidden with Alt+F10 (but the panel remains visible in all cases exept hard fullscreen Alt + F11)
  • you if have "snap to other windows" enabled in your window manager, you can ~easily get an almost-fullscreen window, with panel and titlebar still visible. Just start to change window size and it'll do a stop in the point where panel starts (allowing to go further though).

The bad thing is that if feels like a hack.) I searched this topic because I wanted to find an xfce setting for this (failed yet).

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A easier way is to adjust the panel height until it fits - Nice approach, thanks :D – Wilf Jul 30 '14 at 17:15
Additional note, you can set this with this command: xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /panels/panel-1/disable-struts -s "true" - just change the true/false (the panel-number may also need to be changed) – Wilf Jul 30 '14 at 17:22
Don't reserve space on borders is what I wanted! – nmz787 Dec 29 '14 at 9:25

There is a similar setting in recent versions of XFCE. Check out Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks > Accessibility > Hide title of windows when maximized.

Maximized windows will not have the title bar then, while non-maximized windows will have it. Tested on ArchLinux, xfce version 4.12.0-4.

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