How do I change the default gnome-terminal location on screen. I checked out the preferences but they only have option to change default size. I also checked out .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/ but didnt find any thing out.
All in all my gnome-terminal should normally be gnome-terminal --geometry=80x24+200+200
I dont want to do it through launcher because I will always have to start the terminal from launcher to get that location.

  • What window-manager are you using? (wmcrtl -m) Mar 15, 2013 at 9:41
  • no such command
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 15, 2013 at 12:06
  • Then install it or get your WM name by other means! Mar 15, 2013 at 12:23
  • @don-crissti yes.. will do..
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 15, 2013 at 13:19

2 Answers 2


If it's only the sublime plugin that's bothering you, you just have to edit the plugin preferences and add the geometry parameters:

Preferences > Package settings > Terminal > Settings - Default

{   "terminal": "",
    "parameters": ["--geometry", "80x24+200+200"]   

Another way, if you also want Alt-F2 to open a terminal at that location: gnome-shell Alt+F2 runs commands in your $PATH so you could create a new executable (e.g.gterm) somewhere in your $PATH (e.g. /usr/local/bin). Edit /usr/local/bin/gterm like this:


exec gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+200+200

make it executable:

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/gterm

Now you can run gterm via Alt+F2, it will open a terminal @80x24+200+200. You can also point sublime to gterm (note there's no need for parameters anymore since gterm is already a custom size/position terminal):

Preferences > Package settings > Terminal > Settings - Default

{   "terminal": "gterm",
    "parameters": []    
  • @don-crissti Great answer man.. Thank you..
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 16, 2013 at 14:27

Perhaps change your gnome-terminal.desktop file (not sure about the file name),

And set the Exec= line to gnome-terminal --working-directory=/path/to/folder --geometry=80x24+200+200 instead, that way when you open a new instance, it would be in the desired folder already.

  • plz check the edited question
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 15, 2013 at 8:43
  • @KaunteyaSuryawanshi updated, you can merge the two command line arguments
    – daisy
    Mar 15, 2013 at 8:49
  • Not working. And I dont need --working-directory
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 15, 2013 at 9:36
  • I guess the problem with editing .desktop file is that it will only work when we launch the terminal by clicking on the terminal icon..
    – Kaunteya
    Mar 15, 2013 at 9:38
  • @KaunteyaSuryawanshi What other method do you use?
    – daisy
    Mar 15, 2013 at 9:41

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