Maximize or restore window
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created June 26, 2003 · complexity basic · author Hosup Chung · version 6.0
I used to define two different mapping for maximize and restore window. But I wanted a map that can toggle between them. So, I came up with this function. This function assumes you are using win32 version of gvim. If you are using different version, then substitute :simlat ~[rx] by the key combination for your window manager.
Add following lines to your vimrc.
let w:windowmaximized = 0 function! MaxRestoreWindow() if w:windowmaximized == 1 let w:windowmaximized = 0 " restore the window :simalt ~r else let w:windowmaximized = 1 " maximize the window :simalt ~x endif endfunction map <F5> :call MaxRestoreWindow()<CR>
 See also
- Maximize_or_set_initial_window_size for other systems
I thought window scope should be used in this case, but it doesn't work when a window has multiple screen. It seems working with global variable.
let g:WindowMaximized = 0 function! MaxRestoreWindow() if g:WindowMaximized == 1 let g:WindowMaximized = 0 " restore the window :simalt ~r else let g:WindowMaximized = 1 " maximize the window :simalt ~x endif endfunction