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Can someone help how to change default Terminal windows size in XUbuntu?

After some surfing, I found instructions for Gnome. Maybe I don't understand, but XUbuntu doesn't use Gnome?

Thanks in advance.

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You can configure your terminal behavior

  • 13.10 and below: ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc
  • 14.04 and onwards: ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc

Use the MiscDefaultGeometry option


To perform a "visual" adaptation, resize the terminal window to the desired size then use stty size to determine the current window size.

For additional information see

On that last page, on X, scroll down to the geometry section.

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You can also set default position: MiscDefaultGeometry=132x24+250+30 positions the window 250 pixels from the left and 30 from the top of the screen. – Pino May 27 '13 at 11:26
The file has moved to: .config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc – user185359 Aug 19 '13 at 7:26

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