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XFCE Terminal Window Real Estate

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XFCE Terminal Window Real Estate


Post by onblm » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 am

Good day!

Just wanted to post my inquiry here maybe somebody has encountered the same. When I open a terminal window it always has an extra space at the bottom that it does not occupy. It seems like it is reserving a space for the Terminal Menu Bar because when I show the menu bar it occupies the said space. Please look at the picture below.


Does anybody know how can I use that blank space for my terminal without showing the menu bar?


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Post by JayM » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:41 am

I can't see what you're talking about in your screenshot. I see the prompt at the very top of the terminal. Perhaps if you posted a screenshot of the entire terminal against a light-colored background it would be more clear as to what you mean.
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Post by rich » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 am

what window manager

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Post by kmathern » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:15 am

The resize handles get in the way and won't let you drag it all the way to the bottom of the screen.

Something like this works for me to get the terminal window to use the full height of the screen.

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xdotool getactivewindow windowsize --usehints %0 96%
The first number is for the width, it doesn't change the terminal window's width when you use %0. The second number is for the height, originally I thought you would use %100 but I found I couldn't see the prompt when it was at the bottom of the terminal window using %100, so I backed if off some. Oh, and the menubar is disabled.
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Post by KoO » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:17 am

Right click on the terminal have a look through preferences maybe this may help you fill the bottom pixels. ?
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Post by komer » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:21 am

@JayM, he did that. Look below the terminal. You can see white content of web browser that is behind the terminal. Terminal is tiled to the left half of the screen.

@OP, this is due to xfce-terminal (and some other text based applications') size being restricted to multiple of text size. (i.e. if text is 9 pixels tall, terminal can be N*9 pixels tall + borders.). That's why you see gap below and right of the terminal window when it is maximized or tiled. You can't change that.

I hope they fix that in future versions of xfce4 terminal.

The way around it is to use different terminal emulator. The one whose size is not limited like that. Others can help you choose. I'm using xfce4-terminal as you do.

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