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Question Remove or merge top bar of window.

bdmorin

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I'd like to be able to remove or merge the windows top bar with to make the real estate smaller on a window. Typically the window title, and close/maximize/minimize buttons are there. I don't know the correct terms to identify the window part to properly search. I tried top bar, but apparently that's the literal top bar of the window manager.

If anyone can either help me name the window part, or if what I want to do is even possible, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 

Adam Kadmon

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You might want to give this extension a try.

There's also the No Title Bar extension (from which the above one was forked), and the Pixel-Saver extension from which it in turn was forked. I got this information from the No Title Bar Forked extension's GitHub, here.

I'm after the same effect as you, but these extensions (and a few others I tried that affected the top bar and title bar) all broke suspend on my laptop, so I disabled and removed them - please do let us know how you go, I'm curious as to whether it's a Pop thing or just my rig.

Edits:

Since I'm digging around in my bookmarks anyway, here are the links to the two other extensions I came across:
"This is based on the no-title-bar extension by franglais125 (https://github.com/franglais125/no-title-bar), which itself is a fork of the Pixel-Saver extension, by @deadalnix: https://github.com/deadalnix/pixel-saver"

And here's a more manual approach using CSS files: https://www.bidon.ca/fr/random/2017-02-25-customizing-gnome-shell-3-20 It might be dated by now but it could come in handy nonetheless.
 
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derpOmattic

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What you're looking for is Window titlebar. There's a couple ways to go about it. You can enable Pop-Shell tiling and toggle the "show window titles" off. If you don't want tiling on, you can look for an example of how to make a custom .css. Someone posted a good example recently. Or you can install a theme that has smaller titlebars. Personally, I'd make a custom .css if it was important to me. Keeping things close to stock will give you rock solid stability. I use Pop-Shell tiling though.
 

MikeStutzzzz

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I think what you are looking for is unite
This allows you to move all the tittle bar stuff to the top window.
I used it for a while worked fine. Personally I am more of a fan of using pop shell with tittlebar off. although there are some applications that don't work for it.
 

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