Hurtling through Space

Default Size Windows in Unity

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I like to place my terminals on the left and right edges of my screen. Up to like 5 minutes ago, new terminals would open with a y-axis gap between the top of the window and the top of the screen. And they would open at a random x-position. Not any more! I finally learned about the --geometry flag and .desktop defaults to control the way applications launch. Very useful! I might go script some keyboard shortcuts to orchestrate sizing multiple windows simultaneously.

It’s probably worth noting that you specify the width and height of gnome-terminal in rows and columns rather than pixels.

How to cite this blog post:

    author = {Pittman, Cameron},
    title = {Default size windows in unity},
    journal = {Hurtling through Space},
    url = {},
    year = {2018},
    month = {January},
    accessed = {Oct 17, 2022}
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