I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire screen, just like when I hit the maximize button (plus button on the top right side of the screen).

This is what I get. enter image description here

This is what I want to happen. enter image description here

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Go into System Settings, then into "Window Tiling and Edge Flip" and check the box marked "Maximize, instead of tile, when dragging window to top edge".

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    Is there any way to extend this to the keyboard shortcuts? I.e. I want <windows> + <up> to maximize instead of snap to the top of the screen. Jul 26, 2016 at 19:57
  • I second this! It's a little thing, but I am sure there would be a flag somewhere to change this default behaviour Nov 12, 2017 at 0:49
  • Is there no way to configure the keyboard shortcut too?
    – Anwar
    Sep 15, 2018 at 11:15
  • Note that a 2nd <windows>+<up> press (after the first tiles it) maximizes it to whole screen. Aug 1, 2019 at 10:49

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