GNOME Terminal window initially opens at 80x23

Bug #751803 reported by Nathan Haines on 2011-04-05
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

In Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1, when I launch GNOME Terminal from Alt-F2, the dash, or from a pinned launcher, the initial terminal window is 80x23. Any additional terminals launched from the launcher or the GNOME Terminal menu are 80x24 as per the default setting.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-terminal 2.32.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 5 11:30:14 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Nathan Haines (nhaines) wrote :
Raoul Verveer (lazy-r) wrote :

When I pin the terminal application to the launcher, and launch it, it doesn't get an arrow indicating the application is active. When I click the launcher again, it opens a new terminal window instead of showing the current active one, or triggering expose.

The only way to get back to the other terminal application is to minimize windows on top, or using Alt-Tab.

Does this behaviour corresponds with what you are describing here, Nathan?

CaptSaltyJack (csjubuntu) wrote :

Verified. This bug still exists in 11.04.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Might be related to handling of the menu (which would occupy one row).
Please note that it appears to be buggy in some regards, so it might even consume one row although it's not being displayed. See also bug 863309.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

JFI: you can check this using:
  % echo $COLUMNS x $LINES
  80 x 22

Enabling/disabling the menu bar changes the $LINES. Everytime I toggle the bar on and off, I get one line less, currently 18 only.

Still exists in 12.04

Red Five (nelson-butterworth) wrote :

It appears to me that gnome-terminal is trying to maintain the size of the window, no matter the number of lines within the terminal or how many lines the menu bar removes from the terminal. When the window first opens, it looks like it's 80x24, but then the menu bar appears and knocks off 1 or 2 lines.

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