Set the default window size for the terminal to …

First, you should know that window management in macOS is not the best. If you compare it with the multitasking activities in the operating system, the gap is more evident. So, one drawback it has is with the sizes of the windows. Unless an application allows you to set the size of your window specifically, it will be unpredictable for many of them. And you can also do it for the terminal in macOS.

Also, some applications are excellent for remembering their size and position on the screen, while others are not. Fortunately, the “Terminal” application has a configuration that allows you to define its default window size. Therefore, this is where you can access.

Default window size for the terminal in macOS

First, open the terminal. You can open it from the Spotlight search, from the launchpad or from the Applications folder. Once the application is open, you must go to the “Terminal” menu in the menu bar and select “Preferences”.

Now, go to the "Profiles" tab and select the "Window" sub-tab in it. Look for the "Window size" section and below it you will find a field of rows and columns. These two parameters are what determine the size of the terminal window. Therefore, it is not a conventional measure of window size.

If you expected to enter the window size in pixels, you will be disappointed. That said, when you enter a new value in any of these fields and press Enter, the size of the terminal window is updated immediately. This makes it much easier to decide which size is best for your screen.

You can change the size of the windows whenever you want

Once you have set the correct number of rows and columns and pressed Enter, the window size will be set. You can close the “Terminal” window, and when you open it again, it will always open in its newly established size.

Also, the size is not written in stone. This in the sense that you can always change it freely by dragging the side or corners of the window. And it will not return to the size you set for it.

Similarly, if you have an application that is bad, not only to remember the size of your window but also its position on the screen. There is little you can do to fix it without using a third-party application.

Therefore, what you can try to do is change the size of the application window and then close it and reopen it. If this does not work, you probably need an application for this purpose.

Finally, there are no missing window management applications for macOS and everyone has their favorite. If you have too many applications that do not remember the size of the windows or that open outside the screen. You can use one of many window management applications to control them.