Can someone help how to change default Terminal windows size in XUbuntu?

After some surfing, I found instructions for Gnome. Maybe I don't understand, but XUbuntu doesn't use Gnome?

Thanks in advance.


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You can configure your terminal behavior

  • 13.10 and below: ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc
  • 14.04 and onwards: ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc

Use the MiscDefaultGeometry option


To perform a "visual" adaptation, resize the terminal window to the desired size then use stty size to determine the current window size.

For additional information see

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/oneiric/man1/xfce4-terminal.1.html http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/oneiric/man7/X.7.html

On that last page, on X, scroll down to the geometry section.

  • You can also set default position: MiscDefaultGeometry=132x24+250+30 positions the window 250 pixels from the left and 30 from the top of the screen.
    – Pino
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 11:26
  • 1
    The file has moved to: .config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc
    – user185359
    Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 7:26

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