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Old 01-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Gnome Terminator geometry at startup


anyone know how to change "terminiator"s geometry on startup? My window is always too small - would like to change it and make it bigger when the program starts up.
 
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You can use the "--geometry" option as specified here - or even the fullscreen/maximised modes, if you wanted. From experiments with gnome-terminal, it seems that you specify widths and heights in characters:
  • gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+0+0 #this provides a normal terminal in the top-left hand corner
  • gnome-terminal --geometry 80x48+0+0 #this provides a terminal twice as tall as normal in the same place

Hope this helps
 
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You can use the "--geometry" option as specified here - or even the fullscreen/maximised modes, if you wanted. From experiments with gnome-terminal, it seems that you specify widths and heights in characters:
  • gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+0+0 #this provides a normal terminal in the top-left hand corner
  • gnome-terminal --geometry 80x48+0+0 #this provides a terminal twice as tall as normal in the same place

Hope this helps
I see that this works. however,.. how do i do it automatically? Is there a settings file somewhere to put this --geometry option in, so that when it runs, it follows it?

I ask because I am using a launcher called gnome-do -- which doesn't allow options to be added to the command. So a settings/configuration file would be awesome in this case.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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Ah, I see...

Unfortunately, default geometry doesn't seem to be something you can specify in the config file, and this thread seems to suggest that you can't configure a default easily except by setting it through your launch method. What you could do, however, is use the Gnome-Do Alias Plugin to set an alias for running your new command with the --geometry option.
 
  


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