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!
For applications using the modern GTK header bar, there are no space savings, but the application title is still displayed in the top panel to achieve a uniform appearance.
|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.
|Gnome Shell version||Pixel saver version||Recommended installation method|
New releases are in process of being reviewed (see #177).
In the meantime, you can install the extension manually.
From graphical interface
- (eventually) switch to the tag for your version from this page;
- download the repo's zip from the green button;
- navigate from your home to the gnome shell extension directory
- unzip the
firstname.lastname@example.org in extension directory;
gnome-shellpressing Alt + F2 and entering r;
- enable the extension using GNOME Tweaks.
# Clone repository git clone https://github.com/deadalnix/pixel-saver.git # Enter cloned directory cd pixel-saver # Switch to tag 1.20 git checkout tags/1.20 # copy to extensions directory cp -r email@example.com -t ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions # activate gnome-shell-extension-tool -e firstname.lastname@example.org
At last, remember to reload GNOME Shell by pressing Alt + F2 and entering r .
Pixel Saver depends on Xorg's
xwininfo utilities. If not already
present on your system, these can be installed using:
apt install x11-utils
dnf install xorg-x11-utils
pacman -S xorg-xprop
Don't be silly!