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I can't find any settings inside the terminal profile to allow me to set a geometry size and screen x,y coordinates so that the terminal window always opens (even after reboot) in the same location on the screen and same size.

Is there a way to do it? I'm open to alternative terminal programs if need be.

(Ubuntu, gnome)

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On the menu bar choose System -> Preferred Applications. Select the System tab. Choose Custom and type in:

gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50

or whatever other geometry you like. To tell Ubuntu to remember your session state, so that everything you have running automatically restarts exactly how it was the last time you sere logged in (including window geometry), choose System -> Preferences -> Sessions. Check “Automatically save changes to session”.

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Dave's answer will work. If you are unaware of how geometry works, check out man X. –  John T Nov 18 '09 at 15:45
    
Thanks for this answer, but does anybody know how to enable a bit more sophisticated solution needed for this other question - superuser.com/questions/619911/… –  valentt Jul 15 '13 at 10:12

I use a launcher in the top panel to open a gnome-terminal, and the above did not change settings for this.

What did work was right clicking the launcher icon, opening 'Properties' and replacing the Command entry gnome-terminal with the geometry specific version given by DaveParillo.

Command: gnome-terminal --geometry=100x35+10+10

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