Bug#505327: gnome-terminal: new window should be same size as active window

Mark Hedges hedges at scriptdolphin.org
Tue Nov 11 19:03:23 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-terminal
Version: 2.22.3-3
Severity: wishlist

It would be cool if, when I hit ctl-N, the new window would be
the same size as the window that was active when I used the
command (or right clicked and chose "Open Terminal").

I use a desktop alias with the command changed to use the
flag --geometry to set the dimensions and location.  Though
I do not want the new window to be exactly on top of the
active window, but it would be great if it were the same
size instead of 80x40. 

Or if I could put a default size in the profile, that would
work too.

Thanks!  --mark--

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-maggie-26-4 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-terminal depends on:
ii  gnome-terminal-data        2.22.3-3      Data files for the GNOME terminal 
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.22.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.7-15        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.2-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.6-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.11-3     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.13-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.5-2      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.9-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libvte9                    1:0.16.14-4   Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxrender1                1:0.9.4-2     X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  scrollkeeper               0.3.14-16     A free electronic cataloging syste

Versions of packages gnome-terminal recommends:
ii  yelp                          2.22.1-8   Help browser for GNOME 2

gnome-terminal suggests no packages.

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