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UNIX man pages : X11 (5)
... line argument of the form -geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+XOFF+YOFF (where WIDTH, HEIGHT, ... and HEIGHT parts of the geometry specification are usually measured in either pixels or characters, depending on the application. The XOFF and YOFF parts are measured in pixels and are used to specify the distance of the window from the left or right and top and bottom edges of the screen, respectively. Both types of offsets are measured from the indicated edge of the screen to the corresponding edge of the window. The X offset may be specified in the following ways:
+XOFF The left edge of the window is to be placed XOFF
pixels in from the left edge of the screen (i.e.,
the X coordinate of the window's origin will be
XOFF). XOFF may be negative, in which case the
window's left edge will be off the screen.
-XOFF The right edge of the window is to be placed XOFF
pixels in from the right edge of the screen. XOFF
may be negative, in which case the window's right
edge will be off the screen.
The Y offset has similar meanings:
+YOFF The top edge of the window is to be YOFF pixels
below the top edge of the screen (i.e., the Y coor-
dinate of the window's origin will be YOFF). YOFF
may be negative, in which case the window's top edge
will be off the screen.
-YOFF The bottom edge of the window is to be YOFF pixels
above the bottom edge of the screen. YOFF may be
negative, in which case the window's bottom edge
will be off the screen.
Offsets must be given as pairs; in other words, in order to specify either XOFF or YOFF both must be present. Windows can be placed in the four corners of the screen using the following specifications:
+0+0 upper left hand corner.
-0+0 upper right hand corner.
-0-0 lower right hand corner.
+0-0 lower left hand corner.
In the following examples, a terminal emulator is placed in roughly the center of the screen and a load average monitor, mailbox, and clock are placed in the upper right hand corner:
xterm -fn 6x10 -geometry 80x24+30+200 &
xclock -geometry 48x48-0+0 &
xload -geometry 48x48-96+0 &
xbiff -geometry 48x48-48+0 &
But in Konsole there is a 'Save as Default' option ... so you just set the size, then 'Save As Default' will bring it back at the same size. I use 100 x 52, but would really like to later try for a TRANSPARENT mode of use, to see how that looks or helps ...
from : http://www.go2linux.org/terminal-emulators-quadkonsole-multi-gnome-terminal-yakuake-Eterm
Well, lets go to the installation, I did this on Ubuntu, therefore on Gnome, so I needed lots of dependencies that maybe KDE users will not need.
$ sudo apt-get install xlibs-dev libqt3-headers libqt3-compat-headers libqt3-mt libqt3-mt-dev kde-devel
Create a directory for it
$ mkdir $HOME/quadconsole
$ cd $HOME/quadconsole
Then download the tarball from.
$ wget http://nomis80.org/quadkonsole/quadkonsole-2.0.2.tar.bz2
$ tar xvjf quadkonsole-2.0.2.tar.bz2
$ cd quadkonsole-2.0.2
$ make && make install
Now you can start enjoying your QuadKonsole software,
start it with:
If you want more terminal emulators than the default four, enter:
$ /usr/local/kde/bin/quadkonsole --rows 3 --columns 2
As you may see in the screenshot below, I have running a ping, htop, and centerICQ to keep an eye to the task running on my server, to my chat sessions, and working on the terminal emulator.
Other cool terminal emulators
This is a scroll down terminal emulator, once turned on, you just need to press F12 to use it,
it will appear from the top or your screen, once you are done with it, just press F12 again,
and it will hide again.
$ apt-get install yakuake
Eterm, one with some good features, specially for your eyes, as it comes with lots of backgrounds, and you can adjust the contrast and the brightness of the windows, to better see their contents.
$ apt-get install eterm
Just remember that to run it, you need to enter Eterm, with "E" in capital letters -
Tuesday, April 01, 2008.
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