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

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Jul 22 10:38:24 UTC 2010

On 22/07/10 19:52, Eoghan O'Beirn 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
> Basil
> As a fellow console lover I suggest you should check out tilda. It's a great alternative to the standard console with lots of easy to configure options, it's always the first thing I grab from the repo's after installing a new distro. I normally set it up so that it launches hidden on start-up, hit a function key and it rolls down in all it borderless, transparent glory.
> Regards
Thanks for this, I'll check it out shortly - though I'm too keen on the 
idea of it popping it up when I hit a function key....Nevertheless I 
shall check it out :-) .


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