No, I don't want to maximize my window

Joe Wulf joe_wulf at
Wed Oct 12 14:04:25 UTC 2011

I second what Sam has said.

GNOME3 has generated some backlash with its way of working---and not been clearly/fully documented such that the preponderance of users can 'get it'.


>From: Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at>
>To: Community support for Fedora users <users at>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:15 PM
>Subject: Re: No, I don't want to maximize my window
>Dokuro writes:
>> I like this behavior, is like having a dual head!.
>> And I saw it first on Linux Mint 11, with Gnome 2...
>> so the windows rant is just plain stupid
>> It seems you do not move the windows with alt...
>If you want this new UI behavior, that's fine, and I could even deal with it being the default desktop configuration, requiring me to turn it off somewhere.
>But just forcibly enabling it, by default, and giving me no visible configuration setting to turn it off, anywhere, and forcing me to root around with gconf-editor – this is just rude.
>Or, perhaps all the missing UI configuration settings: this one, focus autoraise, and others – perhaps there just wasn't enough time to add the UI for these settings, and Gnome 3 replaced Gnome 2 before it was fully cooked.
>Whatever the case may be, I just hope that the “we know best, so here's the UI and you're going to like it, because we do, and you won't have any alternatives” meme will not survive.
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