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Old 04-16-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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xterm in fluxbox...


just wondering if its possible to get a black background on the xterm in fluxbox with white writing, and whether its possible to get it to be sort of transparent...the transparency type that shows the background, not the application underneath it..
 
Old 04-16-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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I don't know about doing that with xterm, but with aterm, transparecy works well in fluxbox. I think the command is aterm -tr. At least for me, aterm does everything I need a console to do.
 
Old 04-16-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
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For xterm you can use 'xterm -fg white -bg black'

If you want transparency, either use aterm or eterm. I would recommend aterm. I had no trouble installing it, eterm was slightly more difficult due to depencies.
 
Old 04-16-2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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I've gotta say that I love the aterm! Small, Efficient. My favorite command to launch them is:

aterm -tr -fg gray --loginShell +sb -tint blue

I've tinted them purple before though. That is usually pretty interesting...
 
Old 04-16-2003, 11:10 PM   #5
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And we have another convert...

Quote:
-fg gray
Just in case you didn't know, there is actually a "gray" and a "dark gray" (those subtle differences sometimes have an enormous effect. Not only that, but grey and gray are both acceptable.)

other things I love in aterm are the different types of tinting (-tinttype) as well as the darkening/lighting (-sh)
 
Old 04-17-2003, 07:06 AM   #6
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I know I said gray. Applications like nano don't display correctly if you set the forground to white(they are used to a dark background). My background is all black with a hint of green. So gray works.

And what do you mean convert? Aren't you supposed to spell it as g--r--a--y (I live in the US...)?

Its a good thing aterms don't use up a lot of resources, because I have about 30 running at any given time(thank you tabs & multiple desktops)
 
Old 04-17-2003, 10:39 AM   #7
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thanks guys...ill download and install aterm asap
 
Old 04-17-2003, 11:27 AM   #8
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> Applications like nano don't display correctly if you set the forground to white

Well, assuming you use aterm transperancy with a white background (I'm guessing this is what you meant) can't you use the -sh option to darken it, or even with a combination of tinting...?

> Aren't you supposed to spell it as g--r--a--y

Yeah, I just found it funny that aterm accepts both gray and grey.
; )

> Its a good thing aterms don't use up a lot of resources, because I have about 30 running at any given time(thank you tabs & multiple desktops)

Maybe you should look into 'screen':
man screen
 
  


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