Terminal maximized?

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Fri Apr 3 13:02:49 CEST 2015

On Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:44:12 +0200
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:28:36 +0200, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> >this may surely be an easy to answer question, however, I can't find
> >any answer to it. How can I get all my xfce4-terminal windows to
> >start maximized? E.g. the same thing that "xfce4-terminal
> >--maximize" does. Is there any global option except fiddling with
> >the default geometry in terminalrc?
> Hi Heinz,
> if I use menus and launchers, I prefer to edit them manually.
> Perhaps after editing
> /usr/share/applications/xfce4-terminal.desktop
> /usr/share/gnome-control-center/default-apps/xfce4-terminal-default-apps.xml
> there's no need to edit the menus and launchers anymore, but I don't
> know.

Another thing, the OP mentioned "except fiddling with the default
geometry in terminalrc" - I don't know what terminalrc is, but I
would guess that setting the geometry in .Xresources is about as global
as you can get. Then it wouldn't matter if you called xfce4-terminal
from a menu, launcher, kb shortcut or whatever - it would always launch
with that geometry.

> JFTR I dropped xfce4-terminal in favour of roxterm. IMO it's the best
> terminal emulation. However, roxterm needs to be launched with the
> -m, --maximise, --maximize option too.

OK, this might be OT, but I'll bite, as I'm genuinely curious :) I've
been using rxvt/urxvt for a loooong time, but I often see people
recommend roxterm - what is so good about it? Is there any
functionality I'm missing out on? I had a look at it once, but I didn't
notice anything I couldn't get with rxvt.

I use a *lot* of terminal windows, so if there is a "better way" out
there, I genuinely want to know, as it could potentially have a big
impact on my workflow :)



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