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In TextMate, is it possible to define the default size and position for new windows? How?

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It only remembers the last open window's position and size. If you need a specific size and position, I would write an applescript.

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Open ~/Library/Preferences/com.macromates.textmate.plist and look for the entry named OakDocumentWindowFrame. There you can adjust the width and height for new windows.

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You can set the default window size by running these commands in the terminal.

For Textmate 1:

defaults write com.macromates.textmate OakDocumentWindowFrame -string "{{0, 0}, {1440, 900}}"

For Textmate 2:

defaults write com.macromates.TextMate.preview DocumentControllerWindowFrame -string "{{0, 0}, {1440, 900}}"

For both, {0, 0} represents {left position, bottom position), and {1440, 900} represents {width, height}. These values will probably be overwritten by TextMate when it decides to redefine the default window size (as determined by the size of the last closed window (?)).

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