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Thread: initial window size

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    initial window size

    Every time I open Gnome Terminal, its window always appears in the middle of the current desktop, approximately half the width and heights of it. How can I change this default size and position?

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    Re: initial window size

    i've never done this myself, but perhaps by looking at the options in gconf-editor may help.

    run in the terminal;

    gconf-editor

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    Re: initial window size

    Thanks for the suggestion!
    I tried to add '--geometry 100x40' to gnome-terminal command line via gconf-editor, but that did not work for some reason.
    However, I found another way to fix this. I previously made a toolbar button to quickly start the terminal. (The button was made by dragging the corresponding menu item to the toolbar). Now I right-clicked that button, and chose Properties. There I added --geometry 100x40 to the command line. Now the terminal window opens large enough to work with. I still don't know how to change the window's position on the screen, but that's not a big issue.

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    Re: initial window size

    You can change both size and position using a command like this one:

    gnome-terminal --geometry=100x31+0+580

    It also works with other X applications although some times you have to use -geometry (one hyphen) instead
    Last edited by jotego; November 6th, 2009 at 11:16 AM. Reason: mispelling

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