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19 Apr 2021 16:52 #206419 by AgentWD40
I've been tinkering with my startup and have it working where xfce automatically logs in and starts linuxcnc (qtplasmac) in full screen mode.

I finally managed to get auto fullscreen using a 3rd part app called devilspie2. But I can't help but wonder, is there an easier way? A way that doesn't involve running another service in the background...

Finally, is there a way to make sure the linuxcnc window loads before the desktop and it's icons load? Just to keep the user from clicking around before linuxcnc loads. This is not a big deal at all, it would just be convenient.

(testing with the current linuxcnc debian iso + linuxcnc 2.9)

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19 Apr 2021 18:05 #206437 by tommylight
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QTPlasmaC on Mint 19.3, i maximise it once on a 1920X1200 monitor and it starts maximised after that. Never needed to do anything.

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19 Apr 2021 18:23 #206442 by AgentWD40
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Not maximized but fullscreen. To see what I mean press Alt+F11 while the QTPlasmaC window has focus.

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19 Apr 2021 20:07 #206467 by tommylight
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To see what I mean press Alt+F11 while the QTPlasmaC window has focus.

Oh that, it does not work for me here on Mint 19.3

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19 Apr 2021 20:11 #206468 by bevins
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To see what I mean press Alt+F11 while the QTPlasmaC window has focus.

Oh that, it does not work for me here on Mint 19.3


Doesnt work for me either. Linux Mint 19.3
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19 Apr 2021 20:24 - 19 Apr 2021 20:27 #206471 by AgentWD40
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It depends on what desktop your running.
xfce = Alt+F11
Cinnamon = F11 or Alt+F12 or maybe not setup by default
Mate = disabled by default

Anyway. I'm setting up for a default linuxcnc iso install with xfce.
fullscreen is much cleaner than maximized.



VS



I gained 2 rows of buttons!
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19 Apr 2021 21:54 #206481 by cmorley
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Try something similar to this in the INI:

DISPLAY = qtvcp -f qtplasmac
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19 Apr 2021 22:08 - 19 Apr 2021 22:39 #206483 by snowgoer540

Try something similar to this in the INI:

DISPLAY = qtvcp -f qtplasmac


That works here on MX Linux VirtualBox. But it doesnt take focus, the taskbar is on top of it.

EDIT: Works fine on my actual table.
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19 Apr 2021 22:53 #206484 by snowgoer540
Curious: how do you plan to have the user exit/shutdown?

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19 Apr 2021 23:20 - 19 Apr 2021 23:25 #206485 by AgentWD40
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Haven't gotten there yet. My first thought is just use one of the customizable buttons to run a script. Ideally the shutdown button would be on another tab though... I need to consider it getting fat fingered. Maybe even a physical button wired in to an input.

It's been a while but I thought it was the original gui concept designer's intention to run this full screen. Did that change or just get overlooked?
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