Ubuntu – How to configure the system so that all windows start maximized


Every time I open a terminal or an application like Inkscape I have to click the maximize button because by default they open in a small size. Is there a way I can configure my system so that whenever a new program opens, it uses the whole screen?

Here is an example of how small the window of Inkscape is when it opens:

example of how inkscape (and any other application) opens small

Best Answer

Install maximus Install maximus from the Software Center or from the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install maximus

Then run this command from the Terminal:


All the new windows will be maximized with that.

Finally, just like in the screen shot at the 5th point in Isaiah's answer, add an entry in the Startup Applications. The name can be whatever you want, and the command will be simply maximus.

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