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 '12 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 – Nitin Venkatesh Feb 18 '12 at 14:36

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? – maniat1k Feb 20 '12 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. – jonathanbell Feb 16 '17 at 4:14

I succeeded in increasing the window size for lxterminal by editing


changing the Exec line to

Exec=lxterminal --geometry=81x59

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