KWin is currently lacking a window maximize/restore effect. That should be fixed.
Git commit e7be09916a62be6266c9f45d6688dca7eacfa71f by Martin Gräßlin.
Committed on 26/10/2012 at 11:50.
Pushed by graesslin into branch 'master'.
New Maximize Window Effect
Animation for going from restored to maximized and vice versa.
M +1 -0 kwin/effects/CMakeLists.txt
A +1 -0 kwin/effects/maximize/CMakeLists.txt
A +6 -0 kwin/effects/maximize/package/CMakeLists.txt
A +60 -0 kwin/effects/maximize/package/contents/code/maximize.js
A +21 -0 kwin/effects/maximize/package/metadata.desktop
that's smooth, but now i feel the lack of animation when a widow is pushed to side borders and automatically resized to half/a quarter of screen size.
i feel that animating this kind of action is the necessary next step to take