Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Helmut Kre » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:16:06


Hello,

I am trying to change the gnome-terminal default geometry. The desired
result would be, that I click on Launch->Applications->Utilities->Terminal
and get something other (preferably larger) than 80x24. This should be
easy but all my efforts to locate the right right knob to turn via Google
or docs.sun.com have failed. :( Anyone got a hint for me?

Helmut

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Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Paul Gres » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 06:51:30


gnome-terminal --geometry 137x40+0+0

The first two digits (137x40) is the size in character width and lines
height, the +0+0 is the location on the screen.

Paul

 
 
 

Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Helmut Kre » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:46:32


I know. I just fail to figure out how to change the existing entry for
gnome-terminal in Launch->Applications->Utilities->Terminal to use any
parameter at all. :|

Helmut

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Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Stefaan A » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 16:02:41

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:46:32 +0000 (UTC)





Right-click on "Terminal", select "Properties" and then add the
--geometry parameter to the "Command" entry in the "Basic" tab.

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Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Helmut Kre » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 22:27:43


Have you tried that? My JDS installation just drops any parameters
to gnome-termnial directly after the property dialog is closed. :|
If I hack it into the "Registry" with the Gconf editor it sticks but
is ignored (given that /desktop/gnome/applications/termnial/exec is
the right place, which might just not be the case).

Helmut

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Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Stefaan A » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:46:04

On Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:27:43 +0000 (UTC)





There seems to be a bug in Gnome 2.6, and changing the program
specification is impossible. I looked at what happens, and the override
desktop file is created in ~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications. It isn't
used to create the panel menu though.

A work-around is to create a new terminal entry in the Launch menu
(Launch|Applications|Utilities, right click any icon and select "entire
Menu", then "Add item to this menu". You'll get a launcher creation
screen. Enter a name, and in the command type "gnome-terminal
--geometry 100x35". Click on the Icon button to select an icon, press
"Close". You now have a terminal with the required default size.

Take care,

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Solaris 10 / JDS: Changing gnome-term geometry

Post by Paul Gres » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 12:17:20


Yes, I have tried it. It works here. Sometimes hard to see, you need 2
dashes before "geometry" and the numbers starting one space after
"geometry".

Also try creating a new Launcher. Just right click on the tool bar,
click "Add to Panel" then "Launcher". Fill in all the missing blanks.

Paul