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Old 12-17-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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rxvt unicode problem with fluxbox


I chose rxvt-unicode as from whT I read, it supported transparency, tabs and copypasting into firefox, i.e. not just the x way.

However, after installing and running it it seems exactly like xterm, and I cannot access the extra functionality. Trying to set the transparency in fluxbox does nothing.

Can anyone explain why, or suggest an alternative terminal program?
 
Old 12-17-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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Have you tried looking at the rxvt-unicode man page? In my experiences with rxvt, it isn't configurable interactively, but the options are specified in the command that starts it.

EDIT: If you want true transparency, you might want to look at xcompmgr. It uses fluxbox's built in dialogs for adjusting transparency.

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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You have to edit your .Xdefaults or as halborr said start it with particular commandline options.
There are many examples on the internet, plus the man pages are very detailed.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 04:23 AM   #4
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Might be worth posting your settings. These are from mine for trans:

Code:
 urxvt*foreground: white
 urxvt*background: black
 urxvt*transparent: true
 urxvt*shading: 40
 urxvt*tintColor: black
It does support tabs but they maybe aren't as you expect.

Oh yeah and I think trans only works if you set a background image in fluxbox. IE not for background colour.

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Heres some info to get you started http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rxvt-unicode
BTW tab support in urxvt is rather buggy from my experience
 
Old 12-18-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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You may want to try mrxvt- tabs and transparency work pretty well.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 12:06 AM   #7
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You may want to try mrxvt- tabs and transparency work pretty well.
Sorry for the bump, but just wondering if you would recommend it over urxvt? If so, why?
 
Old 12-22-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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Sorry for the bump, but just wondering if you would recommend it over urxvt? If so, why?
I've been using urxvt for a while; I used to use mrxvt. I think mrxvt does tabs better, and the example config file is well commented, so it's pretty easy to set up. They're both good, though.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 12:27 AM   #9
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urxvt seemed promising since it was still being maintained.

Although I am surprised tabs are implemented as a perl addon rather than natively ...is this the case for mrxvt also?

At the moment, I notice using vi in urxvt is not working correctly, although it does in xterm. The screen is not updated for some reason. Is this because of a different terminal type by default or something?
 
Old 12-22-2009, 12:36 AM   #10
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I tried tabs with urxvt, didn't like them so much. I haven't been using them; I just open another one if I need it.
I don't know why vi & urxvt don't work together. It's probably fixable, but I don't usually use vi in X anyway, so I haven't looked for a fix.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 01:39 AM   #11
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I chose rxvt-unicode as from whT I read, it supported transparency, tabs and copypasting into firefox, i.e. not just the x way.

However, after installing and running it it seems exactly like xterm, and I cannot access the extra functionality. Trying to set the transparency in fluxbox does nothing.
In case rxvt is similar to mrxvt you may like to review mrxvt: how to configure clipboard copy and paste where configuring Ctrl+Shift+C copy and Ctrl+Shift+V paste is explained.

After researching the available terminal emulators in some depth, I chose mrxvt. It was not easy to find out how to configure mrxvt (it is easy to do, just hard to find out how) but now it is done I'm very happy with it. I do not use all the features and have not explored transparency.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:45 AM   #12
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I use fluxbox's own tabing feature. I don't need any additional tab implementation in rxvt/xterm...
 
Old 12-22-2009, 01:47 PM   #13
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mrxvt is nice but it doesn't yet support unicode. They are/were working on it though.
A good thing about urxvt apart from unicode is the perl support and there are a few scripts included you can work with for underlining and clicking links etc.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #14
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Does anyone know how to get rid of the scrollbar with tabs enabled?

If I use urxvt +sb it starts without a scrollbar, but urxvt +sb -pe tabbed results in a scrollbar despite +sb being specified. Changing the geometry makes no difference.
 
Old 12-24-2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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Does anyone know how to get rid of the scrollbar with tabs enabled?

If I use urxvt +sb it starts without a scrollbar, but urxvt +sb -pe tabbed results in a scrollbar despite +sb being specified. Changing the geometry makes no difference.
I don't use urxvt's tab featurem but fluxbox's own tabbing, but my urxvt terminal is without scrollbar

Here my settings for urxvt:
Code:
urxvt*font: 9x15
urxvt*background: grey
urxvt*foreground: black
urxvt*pointerColor: red
urxvt*pointerColor2: black
urxvt*cursorColor: navy
urxvt*internalBorder: 3
urxvt*loginShell: true
urxvt*scrollBar: false
urxvt*scrollKey: true
urxvt*saveLines: 1000
urxvt*multiClickTime: 250
urxvt*charClass:        33:48,35-38:48,39:43,42-47:48,58-59:48,61:48,63-64:48,126:48
 
  


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