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I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. I perform a lot of work from the terminal and prefer to switch sessions (using Ctrl-Alt-F1, F2, F3, etc.). My desktop is less cluttered without the Terminal windows.

When I switch sessions (Ctrl-Alt-F1), the buffer only takes up the top left quarter of my screen. Does anyone know how I can extend the buffer on both the X and Y axis to utilize more of my monitor?

Thanks!

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Most terminal programs allow multiple tabs on a given window.

  hit cntr-shift t  to open up a new tab

Go to your preferences to define window geometry

  • The OP is not talking about gnome-terminal, etc. I think he/she is talking about the command line mode (no GUI). – edwin Aug 6 '13 at 16:22
  • Excellent. Thank you Scott. Tabs will allow me to stay on the X11 session. – user180464 Aug 6 '13 at 18:34
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Try This. just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

screen -h <Number_of_Lines_you_need>

example screen -h 6000

  • Thanks Mitch, screen -h 6000 buffers the entire monitor (I had to install 'screen' first). – user180464 Aug 6 '13 at 18:35

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