command-line option --zoom=ZOOMFACTOR fails when called with multiple tabs

Bug #270018 reported by mathtick on 2008-09-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

GNOME gnome-terminal 2.22.1 on Hardy.

The following command open two tabs in a new terminal window but seems to ignore the zoom factors

gnome-terminal --tab --zoom=3 --tab --zoom=3

gnome-terminal --tab --zoom=3 --tab

also produces two tabs with no zoom.

However, the command

gnome-terminal --tab --zoom=3

works ... producing one tab with the proper zoom factor.

If zoom doesn't work then the whole command line aspect of gnome-terminal is not very useful since opening several tabs with a script only to have to manually fix the size is a real pain. The zoom factor is properly inherited from manually opened (ctrl-shift-t) tabs.

Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. I reported this issue upstream, you can track the status and make comments here:

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Testing in Jaunty shows this is partially fixed - tabs are zoomed but they all have the same zoom factor.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Expired
derek (denc716) wrote :

when I run this command line to open a new window, and in the new window open a new tab, it's disappointing that the zoom factor is not inherited; although upstream has obsolete, can this still be fixed? to keep zoom factor applying to all tabs in the same window?

gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43 --window --active --zoom=1.5

this bug is still reproducing in ubuntu 15.10

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