How to ensure Maximize button shows in Linux/Unix (Tkinter)

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at
Sat Mar 26 17:12:27 CET 2005

Harlin Seritt wrote:

> I have a tkinter program that shows the 'maximize' button while running
> on Windows but not in Linux. Is there a way to make it show in Linux?

On linux (or X-Windows in general) the windowdecorations (which maximize is
a part of) are managed by the windowmanager, not the graphical toolkit
itself. What windowmanager do you use? If I remember one could get access
to the wm using tk and maybe then manipulate some settings.


Diez B. Roggisch

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