I think Wingpanel having the ability to dodge maximized, or to integrate maximized window borders the way Unity used to. Plank has done this for years, as does Xfce, KDE, etc. It doesn't seem like a complex feature and many users would benefit. One reason is the irritation of moving my cursor to the upper corner of the screen and finding that I passed up the X button. Cursor gymnastics! That and having a window border beneath a panel is cosmetically unpleasing. Bringing back Wingpanel Slim would be a welcoming option as well. Thanks in advance.

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Wingpanel Autohide Script by Yunn (works in elementary OS Juno)

To allow installing the script from PPA:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

To install the script:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary

sudo apt update

sudo apt install elementary-wingautohide

To autostart the script: go to System Settings > Applications > Startup, click Add Autostart App... button in the bottom-left corner and paste this command into the Type in a custom command field:

sh /usr/bin/wingautohide.sh

To uninstall the script:

sudo apt purge elementary-wingautohide
  • PPAs can't be added to Elementary.
    – Bubba
    Commented Jul 27, 2019 at 2:27
  • To enable PPAs, execute this command in Terminal: sudo apt install software-properties-common.
    – a-tokarev
    Commented Jul 27, 2019 at 7:06

Something about it here. Translator needed.


  • That's the same thing as the option above.
    – Bubba
    Commented Jul 27, 2019 at 2:30

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