Want to remove the titlebar of the terminal. It would helpful if there is a way to generically do it for all the windows ? If not possible, still if it would be helpful if I can remove or hide the titlebar for the terminal itself.


  • Why would you want to do that? Title bar provides essential interface for the window (close, minimize/maximize, restore buttons and window name). I seriously doubt that it can be removed. And the reason for that is obvious May 7, 2014 at 15:27
  • Most of the time I work with a terminal and a browser. As such title bar takes space. And the information is kind of redundant to me, while actions I use keyboard shortcuts. At the moment I am using full screen. Just curious if it there is a way to do that. To each his own.
    – Biswanath
    May 7, 2014 at 15:30
  • Maybe this will help (I know it is for Ubuntu, but there's some good info) May 7, 2014 at 15:32
  • And do please tell the reason which is obvious.
    – Biswanath
    May 7, 2014 at 15:32
  • It is possible to do so, Chromium does it and xfce-terminal too (added answer on how to do for xfce-terminal)
    – laurent
    May 7, 2014 at 16:08

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I don't know which terminal you use, but on xfce4-terminal, you go to menu Edit -> Preferences, select View tab and under Opening new windows section, there is an option to disable system title bar for future terminal (not for the one already open but for all new ones). Next to it there are options to disable menu bar and toolbar as well as the size for new windows.

  • I am using GNOME Terminal 2.31.3.
    – Biswanath
    May 7, 2014 at 16:09
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    If I remember well, gnome-terminal didn't had this option when I was using it... only to remove menu bar.
    – laurent
    May 7, 2014 at 16:14

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