I also like an 80 x 24 terminal. Many programs I use agree.
When I maximize the terminal with the little green button, and then minimize it again, it goes to 79 x 24 instead. This sets off my compulsive brain and I need to manually resize it. Plus, some software will bitch and say "need 80 columns at least!" or just look crummy.
I can change fonts or resize and the problem goes away. But I don't WANT to change fonts or resize.
Do any Mac wizards out there have a solution?
I remain always your faithful servant &c. &c.