Originally Posted by FastCatch
Is there a way to launch epiphany in full-screen mode? (Something like a command line option or a setting somewhere?) I couldn't find one...
Normally, something like
epiphany `xwininfo -root | grep geometry`
would do the trick. This should work for any X11 application but epiphany doesn't recognize the '-geometry' switch. In fact, none
of the browsers on my system do. (I don't have Opera loaded so I couldn't test it.) The only browser that I could get to launch immediately into full-screen was by issuing
xterm `xwininfo -root | grep geometry` -e lynx
Probably not what you're looking for.
I did notice that if I force the window to full screen manually in epiphany (using the window manager button on the upper right; not the View -> Fullscreen menu option), exit the browser, and then restart it, the full-screen window size is remembered. Setting the browser to fullscreeen mode takes away all the controls so you cannot exit the browser and have that setting saved. Switching to another window and killing the epiphany process (kill -1 or kill -15) doesn't save the window size. (Perhaps another signal would. Who knows.)
I did see mention of a session file in the epiphany manpage that I thought might restore a browser session -- including window size -- from one invocation to the next but I can't find any information on what these session files are used for or how to create one. (Even on the Gnome web site.) Googling for that might be a place to start but all I've found is mention of the session file remembering the URLs in your tabs.
I'm guessing your trying to set up some sort of automatic kiosk type of browser session without requiring someone to manually set the browser window size. I'm a bit surprised that browsers are making that so difficult to do.
Wish I could be of more help...