Out of the box, on a freshly installed Ubuntu 15.10, if I start a terminal, it will launch a window which fills almost the entire screen. It's not maximized in the window manager sense, but its dimensions are such that it fills the entire screen.
If from this window I launch
gnome-terminal --geometry=80x24 I get a second terminal window which is also pseudo-maximized (the output from
resize tells me 80x31 on my current screen).
What exactly is overriding my
--geometry argument, and how do I disable it?
My end goal is to have applications launch at whatever dimensions their designers intended, so I am not looking for a fix specifically for
gnome-terminal. The list of applications I actually care about is fairly short (Terminal, Emacs, Firefox, Thunderbird, Software Center, settings, etc) but I would like to avoid creating and maintaining a list of per-application "overrides for the override" and just get rid of the thing which does the geometry overriding in the first place.
The workaround at How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position? is one prime example of the kind of clean-up I would like to avoid; that is the reason I am asking what causes this, rather than just how I can avoid it.
I would like to keep my other settings as much out of the box as possible. For example, disabling Unity completely will fix this, but also loses window title bars etc.
tripleee@vbvntv$ dconf dump /org/gnome/terminal/ [legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-c897e6d979b9] use-theme-transparency=false [legacy] schema-version=uint32 3