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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 8:26:15 PM

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Lately, I have become a bit obsessed with maximizing screen estate - I
want as much content as possible with as little visual "bling" as
possible (I maximize the window of every application I am using).

Several applications - such as Opera - allow removing the menu,
toolbars, taskbars etc. from the screen, but one thing usually remains:
the standard Window(s) title bar.

On a 1280x1024 display, that leaves quite a lot of blue (or silver)
nothing on top with just the Minimize/Restore/Close widgets in the
right corner.

Using Display Properties, I have squeezed the title bar down to 11
pixels, but I wonder if there is a way to switch it off completely - if
possible, using a keyboard shortcut so you can get it back should I
really need to move a menu.

(I know that several applications provide some kind of full-screen
mode, but a system-wide solution would be appreciated)

And if you think that saving 2% of screen space is ridiculous, you are
probably right. Call it the final stage of UI minimalism. :) 

TIA.

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Anonymous
July 31, 2005 6:40:42 AM

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> check the "Auto-hide the taskbar" box.

Auto-hiding the taskbar does not hide the Window title bars.
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 1:10:04 PM

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Rightclick the taskbar and select "Properties", then check the "Auto-hide
the taskbar" box.

Tada

Andy
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Anonymous
July 31, 2005 9:09:59 PM

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Technically it would be possible to write a program which sends proper
windows messages to all or selected windows to hide title bars. I don't know
that anybody has actually written such program. But who knows...


<wintermute_101_nospam@yahoo.de> wrote in message
news:1122765975.766040.188960@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Lately, I have become a bit obsessed with maximizing screen estate - I
> want as much content as possible with as little visual "bling" as
> possible (I maximize the window of every application I am using).
>
> Several applications - such as Opera - allow removing the menu,
> toolbars, taskbars etc. from the screen, but one thing usually remains:
> the standard Window(s) title bar.
>
> On a 1280x1024 display, that leaves quite a lot of blue (or silver)
> nothing on top with just the Minimize/Restore/Close widgets in the
> right corner.
>
> Using Display Properties, I have squeezed the title bar down to 11
> pixels, but I wonder if there is a way to switch it off completely - if
> possible, using a keyboard shortcut so you can get it back should I
> really need to move a menu.
>
> (I know that several applications provide some kind of full-screen
> mode, but a system-wide solution would be appreciated)
>
> And if you think that saving 2% of screen space is ridiculous, you are
> probably right. Call it the final stage of UI minimalism. :) 
>
> TIA.
>
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:20:59 PM

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My bad, I misread your question.. sorry ;) 

I'm sure if you googled you question you would find an answer... try
desktop-x by stardock

Andy

<wintermute_101_nospam@yahoo.de> wrote in message
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>> check the "Auto-hide the taskbar" box.
>
> Auto-hiding the taskbar does not hide the Window title bars.
>
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 9:59:01 AM

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> I'm sure if you googled you question you would find an answer...

No, it did not. Otherwise I would not ask around here.

> try desktop-x by stardock

I am not prepared to *add* a very bulky and complex "Windows makeover"
software when I just want to *remove* one component of the UI. I was
looking for an "onboard" solution, like a registry hack.

Well. I am using a very small font for title bars now and will leave it
at that.

Thanks anyway.
Anonymous
March 22, 2010 12:28:13 PM

I have also been looking for the desired feature. The closest solution I found is provided by

winsupermaximize

http://code.google.com/p/winsupermaximize

If somebody comes across this thread: there is a compact application (1.8 k source) that does the desired: Win + F11 puts any application in maximized state without title bar. (i.e. removes the titlebar).

Source is written in Autohotkey language. It can be adopted very simply.

The next best solution is possible with "Flashdesktops"

Other approaches are described more in detail in the
Windows superuser forum:

"Windows program to remove titlebar, frame, etc from a window?"
http://superuser.com/questions/38687/windows-program-to...


March 18, 2012 10:33:17 PM

try pressing F11 on some systems it might be F12
October 3, 2012 10:11:38 PM

For further people searching through this thread:

This program seems to do everything we want: http://grismar.net/shiftwindow/

Resize any given application to your needs by hotkey or automatically - and it can be set differently for every program.

I will try it :-)


Thanks for the other ideas, too!
Merlin
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