I have problem when do tiling terminal in Xubuntu 14.10. Those terminal emulators (I've test with
gnome-terminal) can be resized only by width/height of font they are using, thus it can not resized by 1px, see Fig 1.
Fig 1: When I hold mouse cursor at bottom-right corner of terminal window (cursor not included in the figure), they show current size of the window. If I moves cursor to the right, terminal window will expand its width by size of 1 character at a time.
Now when I do full screen tiling (maximizing window), the terminal window will stretch its body to cover all screen, see Fig 2.
Fig 2: Maximize terminal window, you can see a line
[ NORMAL > ... < 100% < 1:1 ] ends with blank space that its width is shorter than font's width.
But when I do partial tiling (for example, left-tiling by moving the window to left edge so it expand to eats up half-left of the entire screen), the terminal window will not trying to stretch like when I do maximizing, see Fig 3.
Fig 3: Left-tiling terminal window that leaves space from right-tiling web browser and bottom edge.
Here's the problem, if I do partial tiling and then open a new terminal tab (
ctrl+shift+t), terminal window will expand it's size vertically, which will kick some lines out of screen (Fig 4). That's very annoying.
Fig 4: Last line (
:q!) of left-tiling terminal is kicked out of the screen after a new tab is opened.
This problem is not occur with maximize window (like in Fig 2).
This problem is also not occur in Unity/Ubuntu 14.10.
So I wonder if a window (not only terminal) can be partially maximize? Or there are other workarounds out there? (or this is just a bug and should be reported to issue tracker?)