Vim is a text editor that is upwards compatible to Vi. It can be used to edit all kinds of plain text. It is especially useful for editing programs. GVim is a GUI front end for Vim text editor, and here’s how to get Gvim start in a maximized window in Gnome desktop.
For Gvim start in a maximized window in Gnome
1.) Install wmctrl with the command:
sudo apt-get install wmctrl
2.) Edit and add following into
function Maximize_Window() silent !wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert,maximized_horz endfunction
3.) Add a line into the end of
alias gvim='gvim -c "call Maximize_Window()"'
4.) Edit the GVim icon shortcut and change launch command to(or directly run following command in CLI with filename you want to edit in the end):
gvim -c "call Maximize_Window()"