Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Just as in the title. I find myself often opening new terminal window (not tab) from terminal. Is there a way to specify so that the new window opens maximized?

I looked at -geometry option, but only found a way to set the offsets with it, and not how to tell it to me maximized.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can create or modify your shortcut with the following command:

gnome-terminal --window --maximize

Which will force it to open maximized.

share|improve this answer
Thanks! Just what i needed :) – galdikas Jun 30 '13 at 22:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.