CTRL+ALT+T in Ubuntu will open the gnome terminal window as a regular floating window. Follow this quick tutorial to have this window started maximized or fullscreen by default.
Find the keyboard settings and under the Launchers category for Shortcuts change the Launch terminal from
CTRL+ALT+T to something else. I changed mine to
CTRL+ALT+W just so I can easily use the original windowed version.
Add a new custom shortcut entry and call it “Launch Terminal Fullscreen” and enter the following as the command.
gnome-terminal --window --maximize
Note: There are 2 fullscreen parameters that you can use. The
--fullscreenbut you can only use one of them. The
--maximizewill fill the desktop area but still show the menu bar and quick launch bar, and the
--fullscreenoption will fill the entire monitor with the terminal. Experiment to see which mode you prefer.
New custom shortcuts for keyboards are disabled by default. You need to assign the
CTRL+ALT+T keyboard code for the new shortcut to work.
Note: When you click the custom shortcut item the editor will prompt you to edit it. You must click the disabled text to assign a new keyboard code to the shortcut.
You should be all set now. Give it a try.