It is time to rethink the states an application window can present itself. The aim is to limit the amount of window "management" and enable to make use of screen estate efficiently.
- Drag titlebar to top to maximize (as now)
- Keyboard shortcut to toggle maximize -- Super+Up
- Titlebar button or keyboard shortcut to close
GNOME 3 applications are launched maximized by default. There are exceptions to the rule, maximization by default is not performed on large workstation displays for example. See below.
- Titlebar hidden
- Super+Drag (keyboard) or three-finger? gesture (touch) to transition to Normal state to move window (or tile)
AppMenu Quit to close for single window apps
- Consider first window the master window for the app (usually an overview)
- Don't offer a close button on the master window
- Offer toolbar close buttons (ie. Done buttons) on secondary windows
For apps without a master window (eg Evince) always use close buttons - the master window is the app that launched it
To restore view to windowed
- Super+Up is a toggle
- Drag by toolbar or the whitespace on the top bar down,
When Applications start maximized
As per discussion in https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=651075 we should not maximize windows by default in some cases.
- Tablets: maximized
- Laptops: maximized under 15"?
- Netbooks: maximized
- Desktop: monitors under 19"?
- Projectors: maximized (since far away)
- TVs: maximized
The property is persistent per window.
- Toolbar arrow button to return to previous state
- Keyboard shortcut to leave fullscreen
- Top bar status visible when overlays shown.