I haven't found any settings with regard to terminal size and I hate to keep resizing every time I want to use it.

How can I change the size of the terminal?

  • Not familiar with Pantheon specifically, but many X applications support the -geometry (yes, that's a single dash) command line switch. Try something like $PANTHEON -geometry 160x50 and see if it does what you want. – a CVn May 22 '14 at 7:17
  • hello @MichaelKjörling the said command won't work cause you do not target Pantheon Terminal specifically. – mojo706 May 22 '14 at 18:34
  • That comment does not make any sense to me. If the pantheon executable is named pantheon (which I don't know whether it is or not), you'd give the command pantheon -geometry 160x50 which would probably open a new terminal window. Is that terminal window a different size than one opened by default? – a CVn May 23 '14 at 7:47

Using the dconf-editor you can navigate to:


There are options for window-height and window-width.
I had the same problem and found the solution here.

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