Maximize active window

wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert; wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_horz
Bind it to a shortcut key, using something like xbindkeys-config (if you do not have xbindkeys: apt-get install xbindkeys xbindkeys-config)

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By: paulera
2013-04-24 16:59:04

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