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Old 07-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
alan_ri
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How to set default size for gnome-terminal


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How to set default size for gnome-terminal

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If you try to do it by editing your profile in gnome-terminal you'll see that there actually isn't an option for it and if you just use your mouse to resize it while you do your work in the gnome-terminal you'll see that if you close it and then start it again the size will be default,as before.
I have done some searching and reading and this is what I've found;

You need to look for a file,which in my example,because this was done on Ubuntu is in /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm and it looks like this:

[code]# This is a cut-down version of the termcap file from my box with some entries
# r
 
Old 05-17-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Location of xterm in Fedora

In Fedora Core 12, file is located at usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
 
Old 06-03-2010, 02:19 AM   #3
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Smile Ubuntu 8.04 - change the default size for gnome-terminal

In Ubuntu 8.04 also the same path:

/usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm

The default size is always 80 columns and 24 lines.
/usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm (part of the file is shown below)
You edit the default size by changing the line (displayed in bold below)

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/usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
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# This is a cut-down version of the termcap file from my box with some entries
# removed (add them back in to override the terminal's behavior):
# kI (Insert, Delete is handled programmatically)
# kP/kN (Page Up, Page Down)
# ku/kd/kl/kr (Up, Down, Left, Right)
# k1/kd2/k3/k4/k5/k6/k7/k8/k9/k; (F1-F10)
# K1/K2/K3/K4/K5 (KP Up, Down, Left, Right, Begin)
xterm-xfree86|xterm-new|xterm terminal emulator (XFree86):\
:am:km:mi:ms:xn:\
:co#80:it#8:li#24:\ #change this line for your own default size
:AL=\E[%dLC=\E[%dPL=\E[%dMO=\E[%dB:IC=\E[%d@:\
:LE=\E[%dD:\
:RI=\E[%dC:UP=\E[%dA:ae=^O:al=\E[L:as=^N:bl=^G:bt=\E[Z:\
:cd=\E[J:ce=\E[K:cl=\E[H\E[2J:cm=\E[%i%d;%dH:cr=^M:\
:cs=\E[%i%d;%dr:ct=\E[3g:dc=\E[P:dl=\E[M:do=^J:ec=\E[%dX:\
:ei=\E[4l:ho=\E[H:im=\E[4h:is=\E[!p\E[?3;4l\E[4l\E>:\
:kD=\177:\
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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In the terminal window Edit->Profile Preferences. Under the General tab, you can set the Default size of columns and rows. These take effect the next time Terminal is launched.

Cheers, Lou
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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Re: To Lou, change the default size for gnome-terminal

Hey Lou,

They thing you are explaining is only available for newer versions of Linux.. For old versions you have to edit the file which I had mentioned earlier..

Cheers,
Iqbal S.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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Thanks Iqbal S, I hadn't realized how old the first post was.

Cheers, Lou
 
Old 06-04-2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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Re: To Lou, change the default size for gnome-terminal

Hey Lou,

Post is new one but the version which I have mentioned (Ubuntu 8.04) in that post is older one.. And for old versions you have to edit the file which I had mentioned earlier..

Cheers,
Iqbal S.
 
Old 05-12-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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Changing default size of terminal window

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Hey Lou,

They thing you are explaining is only available for newer versions of Linux.. For old versions you have to edit the file which I had mentioned earlier..

Cheers,
Iqbal S.
What's the newest version of Ubuntu in which you can use Edit->Profile Preferences to change the default size of the terminal window rather than changing it manually?

Thanks,
Lori

 
Old 05-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by lorikaufman View Post
What's the newest version of Ubuntu in which you can use Edit->Profile Preferences to change the default size of the terminal window rather than changing it manually?

Thanks,
Lori
According to this:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155147#c55
It no longer works in gnome-terminal >= 2.30.x

And according to this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1581201.html
Ubuntu 10.04 shipped with gnome-terminal < 2.30.x but updates will update it to the new gnome-terminal.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #10
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I have Gnome Slackware 13.1, this works well. File is located /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
 
Old 01-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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Since this post came up first on a google search, I thought I would add this link that shows how to adjust the property on the launcher tab in gnome to achieve the same effect.

Right click on the launcher icon. Select Properties and change the command: box to
Code:
gnome-terminal --geometry=123x42+0+0
where 123 is the width of the terminal, 42 is the height, and the +0+0 will give offsets from the upper left of the screen, replacing 0 with numbers.

A bit more flexible maybe.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 03:04 AM   #12
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gnome-terminal --geometry=86x19+0+0
 
  


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