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I am running Ubuntu precise. I usually rely on the ALT-CTRL-T shortcut to open a new terminal. However the location is pops up as well as its size are not very convenient and I have to subsequently use the mouse to drag/resize the terminal. Is there a way to configure the terminal's initial size and location?

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From what I know, there's a way to start the terminal maximized but IDK if there's a way to manually set x and y positions, I could be wrong, though. – Evandro Silva Nov 3 '12 at 15:46
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I you right klick in your terminal window, select Profiles > Default profile. You should be able to edit your terminal's default size there.

To change the way new windowa appear, you should use ccsm.

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Run ccsm, scroll down to the plugin called "place windows" or something, click it and you'll get access to the settings.

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Still works in Ubuntu 14.04 (at least for me). – Rodrigo Aug 2 '15 at 19:45

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