Expanding on this article previously written regarding launching Gnome Terminals from Ubuntu menu items would be if you want to set the size of the Gnome Terminal. The terminal window is launched using gnome-terminal as shown in more detail below. You can use the –geometry switch to set the size of the Gnome Terminal window which is shown in the second example below.
Tonight I was working on creating some some listeners that run automatically on boot in Ubuntu. Not only should they run automatically but there should be scripts to start, stop, and watch the status of the listeners for incoming traffic. I also decided to add the items to the Ubuntu Applications menu and thought it would be neat if when the menu item was selected that it automatically launched a terminal window and ran the command automatically. Turns out that doing exactly that is really easy as explained below.
I rarely use CentOS as a desktop but purehate and myself set up a development box the other day to test some things. We needed the computer to not only function as a Linux server but also as a Desktop for some of the items we wanted to test. In doing so I have been playing around with various items and I find myself needing to open terminal windows on a regular basis so I wanted to know what the keyboard shortcut was to open a terminal window. The quick answer is that there is not a keyboard shortcut to open a terminal window by default on CentOS running the Gnome desktop environment. Below are some quick steps to add a keyboard shortcut to open a terminal window on a computer running the Gnome Desktop environment.
Gnome has just upgraded their version and there is a bug which breaks the menu. This affects anyone who is migrating from any previous versions of gnome to 2.26. I am not sure about Linux Distributions which use binary packaging systems but on Gentoo Linux There are some things that break on the upgrade.