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anyone knows how to change the default width for shell window in Linux(Ubuntu), so that I don't have to re-size it every time I open it up? Thanks

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right cilck on the window (assuming this is X) and go to edit and adjust ... save / make default ... ? –  sdolgy Apr 28 '11 at 13:59

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Run gconf-editor, navigate to /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default and set the default_size_columns and default_size_rows keys. The columns & rows are measured in characters, not in pixels.

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If you are on gnome:

gnome-terminal --geometry 120x60

Will explicitly state the window size. konsole sounds like KDE's variant. The same argument should work there.

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