< Control + Shift + I > opens a new window with non-default (config file) size and layout

Asked by menuhin on 2018-02-15

There is one way to open a new window from within Terminator: the key combo of < Control + Shift + I >

However, it fires up a window of a smaller size and unknown layout - not the default windows size and layout defined in the ~/.config/terminator/config file.

Please take a look at it and / or add documentation about how to make this new windows trigged by < Control + Shift + I > under control.

Thanks a lot for bringing terminator to us.

Have a good day.

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OK, so Ctrl+Shift+I is "new window" and it opens a basic new window in the current Terminator instance/process. It uses the default terminal size to scale which is 80x24, and uses the window manager to position on screen, avoiding overlay if possible.

Super+I will give a new instance of Terminator that will use the default layout. This can be multiple terminals with varied sizes, and has a fixed location.

I don't think I want new window to potentially launch many terminals of varying size, and fixed location.

So when I look at the basic terminal init function used by new window I see:
terminatorlib/terminal.py:177 self.vte.set_size(80, 24)

Hmmm. Hard coded values. This could be changed by adding options/prefs to set the default terminal size. You should raise that as a bug/wishlist item. It's not really a question. It could either be global or per profile.

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