# Ubuntu – How to start an application maximized without decorations in gnome-shell

11.10fullscreengnome

There is a possibility to configure application (for me darktable) that start in full screen mode without the title bar (I use GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 11.10)?

This was achieved using devilspie to start darktable maximised, followed by my linked answer to remove the window decoration.

Note - I tried this with the devilspie "undecorate" command but that just left an annoying blank space where the decoration would be

install devilspie

sudo apt-get install devilspie
mkdir ~/.devilspie
nano ~/.devilspie/darktable.ds


copy and paste the following:

  (is (application_name) "darktable")
(begin
(maximize)

N.B. substitute /home/dad/decoration.py for the full-pathname to the undecorate script. Save.
Finally, make sure devilspie start in your startup-applications.