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Starting maximised (SOLVED)
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:49:44 am »
Hello everybody,
I'm new to Linux and hoping to make the switch from Windows and currently duel booting w8 pro with Mint cinnamon and so far I like the look of it.The first problem i've encounted  is that Opera browser won't open maximised unless I leave it maximised when closing it and then it has to open on the last page I was on.
I know it can be done but being a complete novice I need to be talked through the whole process of opening the terminal and inserting/editing command lines.
Can anybody help?
thanks.
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 02:54:51 pm »
Does running this in a terminal
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opera --start-maximized
start Opera maximised ?

Note the American spelling of maximized in the command .. NOT the British maximised.
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 04:35:00 pm »
Thanks for speedy reply.
Yes it does open it maximised.

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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 12:12:35 am »
Well theoretically you could edit the launcher(s) for Opera so the "Exec=" line reads
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Exec=opera --start-maximized %U
instead of the default
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Exec=opera %U
If you don't know how to do this, just ask :)



[EDIT]

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo xed /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop
when the text editor opens, find the 3 lines
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Exec=opera %U
and
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Exec=opera --new-window
and
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Exec=opera --private
and change them so they now read:-
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Exec=opera --start-maximized %U
and
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Exec=opera --new-window --start-maximized
and
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Exec=opera --private --start-maximized
SAVE the file.

Now try launching Opera from the main menu .. did it start maximised ?
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 07:49:12 am »
Thanks for your efforts ....no it didn't open maximised so rechecked and noticed when I save it I get this message in terminal.....


** (xed:10371): WARNING **: 07:47:13.828: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::xed-spell-language not supported

** (xed:10371): WARNING **: 07:47:13.828: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::xed-encoding not supported

I am saving it but should I be using 'save as'?
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 12:30:30 pm »
Run
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xed /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop
and post the contents here.

also post any output from:
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ls -a ~/.local/share/applications | grep opera
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 12:52:38 pm »
xed /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop....produces this

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Opera
GenericName=Web browser
Comment=Fast and secure web browser
TryExec=opera
Exec=opera --start-maximized %U
Terminal=false
Icon=opera
Type=Application
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml_xml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;application/x-opera-download;
Actions=NewWindow;NewPrivateWindow;

[Desktop Action NewWindow]
Name=New Window
Exec=opera --new-window --start-maximized
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Desktop Action NewPrivateWindow]
Name=New Private Window
Exec=opera --private --start-maximized
TargetEnvironment=Unity

and

ls -a ~/.local/share/applications | grep opera....produces this

opera.desktop
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 01:01:40 pm »
Okay run:
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xed ~/.local/share/applications/opera.desktop
and make the same changes to that file .. then SAVE it .. then test.
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 05:18:32 pm »
Still not opening maximised......... ???

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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 01:37:18 am »
As a test, run:
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xed ~/Desktop/opera.desktop
when a BLANK file opens, make it read
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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Opera
GenericName=Web browser
Comment=Fast and secure web browser
TryExec=opera
Exec=opera --start-maximized %U
Terminal=false
Icon=opera
Type=Application
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml_xml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;application/x-opera-download;
Actions=NewWindow;NewPrivateWindow;

[Desktop Action NewWindow]
Name=New Window
Exec=opera --new-window --start-maximized
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Desktop Action NewPrivateWindow]
Name=New Private Window
Exec=opera --private --start-maximized
TargetEnvironment=Unity
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

You should now have a new "Opera" icon on the desktop .. if you close ALL instances of Opera, then relaunch it from that new desktop launcher, does it start maximised ?

And can you explain exactly where you've been trying to launch Opera from ? (in the main menu ?, in a dockbar ?, from a panel shortcut ?, etc.)
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Re: Starting maximised
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 06:12:54 am »
I have been launching it from the desktop icon.However I copied and pasted all the text you posted up above and now it opens maximised  ;D ;D
Thank you very much for your patience and efforts, your a star.
Maybe this old dog (56) can learn new tricks and stick with Linux. ;D
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Re: Starting maximised (SOLVED)
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 04:21:30 pm »
No problem my friend, glad I could help :)
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