Hi, I spent a couple of months wondering how to get my terminal window ( which was launched from a key board short cut ) to default to a window size of 180x30.
There are various other methods available but this is the quickest and easiest solution i have found so i thought i would share it.
First of all set up a Terminal Window short cut in: System => Preferences => Personal => Key Board Shortcuts
I set up the left windows key ( or Super L ) to open a Gnome Terminal, it's always been one to impress.
Next, to get it to open to a custom size, you have to edit Preferred Applications in: System => Preferences => Personal => Preferred Applications
( Preferred Applications and Keyboard Shortcuts seem closely related to each other )
Just go to the 'Terminal Emulator' window and change the drop-down box to "Custom" and in the Command box type: gnome-terminal --geometry=180x30
It's that easy.
This is a very simple How To, but i hope a few people can benefit.