I actually want to change the default window position of gnome-terminal in my Ubuntu 12.04 system.

After some search, I found some one else use the command gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50 to set the default position.

And I actually don't know where to paste the command, so I pasted it to 'custome command' field of terminal's profile.

Now when I open one terminal, it just keep opening new ones and I have no way to stop it other than ctrl+C.

I even removed .gconf/gnome-termial/ folder and it didn't worked.

Can someone help me?

  • Remove the folder actually works, but I have to logout and login again.
    – evan
    Nov 11, 2013 at 15:12
  • You should probably create a new launcher.
    – Rmano
    Nov 11, 2013 at 16:04

1 Answer 1


Try this command to reset gnome-terminal,

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal


press ctrl+alt+F1,to enter into virtual console and run the below commands to reinstall gnome-terminal.

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal
sudo shutdown -r now
  • Not sure that reinstalling gnome-terminal will work, the configuration options are kept in the home dir. The first suggestion should suffice.
    – Rmano
    Nov 11, 2013 at 16:06

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