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Old 07-20-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Question about XFCE4, and Xterm


Hii, I want to use Xterm, but its default font size is very small for me, also the background is white , I prefer black. How can I change this deafult to be what I want? for every user?

and for XFCE4, I have a slight problem, that sometimes when moving from one window to other, its like stuck for some time, and only after pressing "ctrl+tab" a time or two it is OK, What can be the problem? and how can I fix it up?
I am using Gentoo.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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You need to create a file called .Xdefaults in your home directory and specify options there, here is mine for urxvt, since you are using xterm just substitute urxvt for xterm.
Code:
Xft.dpi: 96

URxvt*foreground:    #efefef
URxvt*background:    #191919
URxvt*font:          xft:Terminus:size=9
URxvt*boldFont:
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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Also a useful tip: With Xterm, you can hold Ctrl and right click inside the window to bring up a menu with such options as resizing. This is extremely useful when giving presentations that include dealing with the commandline.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 09:44 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ingvildr
You need to create a file called .Xdefaults in your home directory and specify options there, here is mine for urxvt, since you are using xterm just substitute urxvt for xterm.
Code:
Xft.dpi: 96

URxvt*foreground:    #efefef
URxvt*background:    #191919
URxvt*font:          xft:Terminus:size=9
URxvt*boldFont:
It doesnt seem to work, I still see ugly small fonts, and a white background
How can I change it please? do you have a working one for xterm?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 09:54 AM   #5
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Try changing the name to .Xresources or making a link with:
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$ ln -s ~/.Xdefaults ~/.Xresources
Also, is that the file you created in your quote? If so, you need to change URxvt to XTerm.

Last edited by jayemef; 07-21-2006 at 12:11 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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Amm ok, but what to put in this file to get full color xterm with black background, nice bug chars and so on?
 
Old 07-22-2006, 12:25 PM   #7
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As far as color, you only need to specify the foreground and background. This can be done with
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XTerm*background: black
XTerm*foreground: white
Color is associated with other programs -- mainly ls. Your term should already be configured for color. To use color with ls, you need to use ls --color=auto. Make this an alias for yourself, and you should be set.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 04:31 AM   #8
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and how do I set up the fonts? I want much bigger fonts then default ?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:05 AM   #9
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Larger font, paste this into your Xresources or Xdefaults file:
xterm*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--18-120-100-100-c-90-iso10646-1
 
  


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