Question 1 of 3 : Ubuntu - size of Terminal/Console

M Thomason matt at
Thu Jul 22 04:49:39 UTC 2010

On 22/07/2010 05:40, Basil Chupin wrote:
> I am just finalising the changeover of my wife's computer from another 
> distro to Lucid (almost there - the bloody sound doesn't work! - where 
> have I read this before? :-( ).
> Question 1: I always like to see the Terminal/Console window open in 
> maximised mode.
> What do I need to do to make this window STAY maximised whenever I open it?
> I have used "gnome-terminal --maximize" till I am blue in the face but 
> the setting will NOT stick. (BTW, the same thing is happening in 
> Maverick Alpha2.)
> On my computer I have no such problem but with the new installation of 
> Lucid (and in Alpha2 Maverick) I am unable to get it to "stick".
> What I forgotten to do, please?
> BC


You may want to check out Devilspie (apt-get install devilspie)

You'll probably want a rule something like

(if (matches (window_name) "^Terminal.+") (maximize))

Although I haven't tested that to see if it works

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