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

Tony Pursell ajp at
Thu Jul 22 09:00:40 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 14:40 +1000, 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
> -- 
> And God created Woman; and to repent He then created Beer.

Hi Basil

I have had a look at gnome-terminal options in gconf-editor and there is
no option to open maximised.  However, a simple F11 will toggle between
maximised to full screen and un-maximised.

A quick look at the manual for gnome-terminal does not show a --maximise
option. In fact, when I tried adding this to the command in the launcher
properties, it failed to open gnome-terminal.  What may work is adding
the --geometry=GEOMETRY option, where GEOMETRY is specified in 'man x'.

Hope that helps.


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