Pixel Saver
JavaScript CSS Shell
Latest commit e0abe15 Sep 23, 2016 @deadalnix Create version 1.9


Pixel Saver

Pixel Saver is an extension for Gnome Shell that merge the activity bar and the title bar of maximized window. It is especially interesting for small screens, but MOAR pixels for your apps is always good !

The extension has no configuration. Its behavior is made to mimic the one of the title bar and settings affecting the title bar should reflect in Pixel Saver. It Just Works !

The title bar is completely gone and integrated to the activity bar.

It is largely inspired by bios and mathematicalcoffee's Window Buttons Extension and mathematicalcoffee's maximus extension and some code come from there. You may want to check theses out, especially if you want something more configurable.


Simply follow the instructions and everything should be fine :

git clone https://github.com/deadalnix/pixel-saver.git
cd pixel-saver
# Get the last released version
git checkout 1.9
# copy to extensions directory
cp -r pixel-saver@deadalnix.me -t ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
# activate
gnome-shell-extension-tool -e pixel-saver@deadalnix.me


Pixel Saver depends on Xorg's xprop utility.


Don't be silly !

Support for older versions of gnome shell

Version 1.3 will be the last version to support gnome shell prior to 3.12 .


If you want to see what the full desktop look like with this extension, you can check out what a unmaximized window looks like, as well as a maximized one.