Is it possible to make Xfce window manager to open certain applications fullscreen by default? For example i want Emacs in Xfce to be always run fullscreen on start. I know how to execute specifically Emacs fullscreen, so i want an Xfce solution.
gdevilspie to match it, that actually works cross DEs
Emacs does understand X resources, so this is a working solution for X in general, not only in Xfce. (This is however not true for any program; for example, xfce4-terminal cannot be controlled this way.) The X resources can be viewed by
To achieve what you want, I have put into
/etc/X11/Xresources is also OK, though can be overwritten by your distro):
This would affect also remote X clients which are Emacs (e.g., emacs started on a remote host via ssh).
/etc/X11/Xresources (and probably
~/.Xdefaults) are usually read at the start of your X session; to affect your current X resources immediately, run something like
xrdb -merge /etc/X11/Xresources-site.
Actually, in my case,
/etc/X11/Xresources-site is being read thanks to a line in
/etc/X11/Xresources (which is read by the start scripts):
/etc/X11/Xresources is read for sure.
There are also some files with the same syntax which are read each time an X program like emacs starts. In my case, they are:
/etc/X11/app-defaults/Emacs (only for emacs-athena, not for emacs-gtk3),
/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/Emacs etc. (But I like the idea of loaded X resources more -- shown with
xrdb -query; so that remote X clients read the same X resources.)
Other X resources which Emacs understands are described at https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Table-of-Resources.html#Table-of-Resources.