Is there a way to maximise a window in openSUSE (KDE) to a custom size?

There are obviously ways to fully maximise, or use a full quarter or half of a screen quickly. What I'd like however is using say 3/4 of a screen in horizontal direction, and full height vertically - without having to resize my picture using the mouse each and every time.

With bigger monitors, this is becoming more and more of an issue for me...

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Depending on the terminal program you're using, you can specify the geometry and placement of the window.

For example:

xterm -geometry 96x24-0+0

The man pages will tell you more. The xterm program is unusual in that the geometry is in characters rather than pixels.


  • Thanks, but this is unfortunately not quite what I am looking for, as it is program specific...
    – Gerhard
    Aug 3, 2015 at 23:05
  • The "-geometry" option is supported on most X programs. It's just that for terminals (and emacs) it means something different. This link has some other options. link fixunix.com/xwindows/… Aug 5, 2015 at 3:47
  • Bennet: I think we are still misunderstanding each other: I am not looking for a way to start a program/window with a certain window size. Instead, I am looking for a way to "maximise" a(ny) window to a pre-defined size (e.g. 3/4-screen), so I can change back and forth between "3/4-maximised" and "not maximised".
    – Gerhard
    Aug 5, 2015 at 7:42
  • I now understand. I'm pretty sure that ICCCM would support such a thing, but I don't know that anyone has written the code to do so. I think the place to start looking is the documentation for Kwin, the default KDE window manager. Aug 6, 2015 at 4:27

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