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Old 10-23-2003, 07:04 AM   #1
gazza
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xterm


How do I change the foreground (text) colour in xterm *permanantly*?
I have a black background and when I start xterm up I cant see the text so I issue the command "xterm -fg white" which works fine but I have to to that everytime I start xterm up


Also, I would like a transparent background and ive added the line "xterm*inheritPixmap: True" in my /home/.xresources file but that doesnt seem to wrok either.

Tia
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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You can do man things to do that
You can edit your .bashrc profile and add a line with an alias
for example:

newxterm='xterm -fg white'

With that every time you run newxterm it should start like that.
Anoyther thing you can do, I do this in KDE I added a button in the task bar, and in the properties of the special button I added the option I need in your case it would be -fg white
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:44 AM   #3
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Well, depending on which desktop environment/window manager you're using, you could create a link (shortcut) on your desktop, or in your launch menu.

Regarding transparency, I'm not sure if xterm supports that (anybody know?), but I really like aterm, which supports all kinds of transparency, tinting, and whatnot.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:55 PM   #4
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Yeah, afaik, xterm has no support for transparency.

Putting

xterm*foreground: white
xterm*background: black

in .Xdefaults works and there's all the other options mentioned and other ways too. aterm and eterm are nice, with transparency. rxvt's nice, but it doesn't (or didn't) do transparency either.

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