I use Lubuntu and want to set bigger Terminal window (for default). How can I do that?

Maybe in lxterminal.conf but how?

  • Greetings - this previously answered question is probably what you are looking for: askubuntu.com/questions/86066/…
    – kingmilo
    Feb 18, 2012 at 14:10
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    @kingmilo: The OP is using Lubuntu which uses lxterminal whereas the question refers to Xubuntu which uses xfce4-terminal Feb 18, 2012 at 14:36

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I succeeded in increasing the window size for lxterminal by editing


changing the Exec line to

Exec=lxterminal --geometry=81x59

This can be done in two different ways, depending on whether access is from the keyboard or via the menu.

From the keyboard:

One has to edit ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml.

note: it's always a good thing to save a copy of lubuntu-rc.xml first (lubuntu-rc.xml.old)

Use a text editor to open ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml. This file has several sections; in the section devoted to keybindings, add this:

<keybind key="C-A-T">
<action name="Execute"> 
<command>lxterminal --geometry=140x40</command> 

Save the file and exit the text editor. Open a terminal and run openbox --reconfigure to refresh lubuntu-rc.xml. After this, any time you access lxterminal from the keyboard using Ctrl+Alt+T, lxterminal will open with a size of 140 columns by 40 rows.

From the menu:
This requires editing of a .desktop file. By default, .desktop files are located in /usr/share/applications and could be edited there (using sudo).
However, it may be preferable to make a copy of the .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications because editing this file only affects the specific user (and doesn't need sudo).

So, copy /usr/share/applications/lxterminal.desktop to ~/.local/share/applications. Then open the copied file with a text editor. Search for a line that starts with Exec= and change Exec=lxterminal to Exec=lxterminal --geometry=140x40. Save the file. Done.

  • it's not want you wanted or it doesn't work at all?
    – maniat1k13
    Feb 20, 2012 at 22:47
  • Both the answers on this page helped me but I cannot figure out how to change the starting position of the window. Currently, it opens on the right but I'd like the window to open left and top aligned. Feb 16, 2017 at 4:14

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