Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I just wanted to ask...

It seems that you need to press Ctrl + - (ctrl plus the minus sign) in order to get better resolution (smaller text) when running terminal.

But I was wondering if there was a way to do keep the settings this way, so that whenever you start up the terminal it will already be performing in higher resolution?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

You can manually set the size of the text in a terminal by :

  1. opening a terminal
  2. Edit -> Profile Preferences
  3. unselect Use the system fixed width font
  4. Choose your font and size

You can also choose the size of the terminal by selecting Use custom default terminal size and setting a number of rows and columns.

share|improve this answer
    
This is exactly what I do to get it permanently. –  Luis Alvarado Aug 23 '11 at 18:51
add comment

You can try to invoke gnome-terminal with parameter --zoom, e.g.:

gnome-terminal --zoom=0.8 in order to zoom out 20% (80% of the original size)

I don't know why this is not documented, but it works.

You can play a bit with the different zoom sizes in order to find the appropriate one, and then edit your shortcuts accordingly.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

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.