rxvt-unicode (better known as urxvt) is a fork of the rxvt terminal emulator. It is a color VT102 terminal emulator that supports Unicode.

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Prevent urxvt hollow cursor

Using urxvt if I accidentally tap my clickpad while urxvt is in focus, the cursor goes "hollow". Toggling focus will bring it back to normal. How can I prevent if from going hollow in the first place? ...
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Tmux somehow forgets prefix after certain key-bind

I did not change default prefix i.e. C-b. I added the following key binding in my tmux.conf bind -n C-M-w send-keys M-w\; \ run-shell "tmux save-buffer - | xclip -i -selection clipboard" ...
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How to open new terminal in current directory?

When in a directory, I sometimes want another terminal to be opened in the same directory. For example, I'm in ~/code/someproject/src/, and I open a new terminal, by default, it opens in ~, how do I ...
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Execute command when urxvt gains/loses focus

I would like to notify programs running in urxvt whenever they (meaning the urxvt window they are running in) gained or lost focus. Is this possible? If there is a standard solution for this, I'm ...
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Vim colors do not appear correctly in tmux terminal running within rxvt-unicode terminal

I am using Debian (Jessie). My ~/.vimrc file contains the following statement. colorscheme murphy My ~/.Xresources file contains the following properties. URxvt.background: #000000 ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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Restore my previous font [before update]

I just updated from 6.0.9 to wheezy 7.4, rebooted and everything is working alright so far, but my font (not system fixed though) - for example used in rxvt/urxvt - now is wider: it's gotten ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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Different fonts in URXVT for users on the same computer

Two different desktop users on the same machine with the same fonts and the same xrdb are getting different fonts in URXVT, and one of them looks horrible. I have no idea what could be causing the ...
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Transfer colors from one terminal to another

So I use terminator and urxvt. In terminator my colors are just as I like. In urxvt I want to have the same colors. Is there a way to use tput or another tool to extract colors from terminator to ...
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Emacs key for Home & End

I'm running Emacs in urxvt with zsh as shell: ~ % echo $TERM && echo $SHELL rxvt-256color /bin/zsh ~ % My current problem is that I can't get Home key & End key working properly in ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v9.19 is not reporting users that are using ttys

I have some problems with urxvt v9.19, I'm not able to see myself reported in the who command. My setup is: Archlinux: Linux arch 3.12.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 10 08:50:35 CET 2014 x86_64 ...
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How to set urxvt so it can ignore a certain utf-8 character as a part of a word?

I'm using debian testing distro, and I have urxvt pseudo terminal. I need the character "│" to be ignored and not treated as a part of a word. When I double click (with Lshift in tmux) on a word it ...
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Is there a way to set up a key combination to spawn a new urxvt window?

I'm running urxvt and would like to create a new urxvt window without having to run the command explicitly or use an external launcher. Is there a way to set something up for this to work as, for ...
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How to define classes in .Xresources

I'm trying to separate two instances of urxvt using .Xresources file. According to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/x_resources#Xresources_syntax , the entries in the file should look like: ...
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How to start a command in tmux + urxvt setup?

I'm trying to make a pretty nice desktop console which can show system logs from /dev/logi . The device displays new content from several files in /var/log . I want to use urxvt and tmux to do so. ...
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Git interactive.singlekey from urxvt

In git-config's docs it says (emphasis mine): interactive.singlekey In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter). ...
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how to get/print all urxvt options/settings/variables

This answer tells, where to find a reference for urxvt .Xresources config options. I have found this command to print the entire rxvt resources with descriptions taken from the manpage with its ...
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Update terminal emulator background color of X window - urxvt

I'm trying to figure out a way to update the background color of the window, without xrdb and opening a new terminal. If it's not possible with urxvt is there another I could use?
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Make mouse-scrolling and -copying work in tmux under urxvt

If I add setw -g mode-mouse on to my ~/.tmux.conf I can get the following to work in xterm + tmux: Click and hold left mouse button in the terminal Scroll up with mouse wheel Position cursor at some ...
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urxvt uses pink instead of solarized until I run xrdb ~/.Xresources

Edit: I discovered, that this seems to be a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1163129 - Any idea how to fix this by myself? I just want to switch to urxvt, but I ...
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removing bold characters from artwitz-fonts drift in urxvt

just switched my urxvt font to artwtiz-fonts drift, is there any way i can stop bold characters from displaying, they hurt my eyes? the line in ~/.Xdefaults is: urxvt*font:xft:drift:pixelsize=12 ...
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How to make fonts look similar in urxvt and gnome-based applications

I have recently switched from gnome-terminal to urxvt, which I like much better. However, I like the way the fonts are rendered in gnome-based applications better. Here is a screenshot comparing urxvt ...
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Having a urxvt “sticky shell” with fluxbox?

I am trying to have a shell bound to a key, on my gentoo fluxbox. The idea is having a shell that would show or hide each time I press F11, but keeping the same shell, not creating a new one each ...
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Perl extensions not searched for in @INC?

I'm on Linux, with no root access, and have installed an rpm locally (in /home/me/local, rather than /usr). This is fine, except that the rpm (rxvt-unicode) requires some Perl modules, and the default ...
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rxvt - how to clear scrollback

I was hoping this would be an easy one but I don't see it in the man page and couldn't find it googling. Is there a keyboard shortcut or even a console command I can use to clear the scrolback buffer ...
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urxvt settings - reload without restarting terminal?

I have two urxvt color themes that I use, one for light background and one for dark, depending on how sunny the environment is. It's easy enough to switch them by modifying ~/.Xresources and running ...
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Get Ctrl+Arrow to work under tmux+urxvt

I have tmux command key as C-a. C-Left/C-Right to jump between words (or whatever it is called) works just fine in urxvt alone, but under urxvt/tmux it'll print '5D' and '5C' for Left/Right ...
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Rxvt Unicode does not display U+E0B0, even though my font includes it

Unicode / font configuration headaches. I've installed tmux-powerline and, per the recommendation, patched my Inconsolata font. The goal here is to display cute little wedge-arrow things, like U+E0B0, ...
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vim-powerline colors are out of whack in urxvt

I have attached two images showing what my vim-powerline looks like. As you can see, something has happened to the colors and I cannot figure out how to fix it. I'm running Fedora 17 on a clean ...
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urxvt bold colors are wrong - bold #0-7 are using colors from #8-15

My colors are off. Specifically, the bold version of colors 1-6 is broken: The color of each (emboldened) index should match the color of the text beside it. It does not. This is generated from ...
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Why are unicode characters not rendering correctly

Background: I have some unicode characters in my prompt (git status markers essentially) I'm running urxvt under xfce on arch linux. I'm using DejaVu Sans Mono for Powerline font, specified via ...
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Clicking far away in vim in tmux in urxvt

I use vim inside tmux inside urxvt, and the mouse works perfectly well for clicking and selecting text, except when I want to click too far to the right. It seems to be related to the distance in ...
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How do I “unbind” Ctrl+BackSpace in URxvt?

My URxvt is mapping the Ctrl+Backspace key combination to Ctrl+H. This is extremely annoying when using GNU Emacs. How do I change that behavior?
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Where to obtain logs after Xorg freezes

I have this issue where a perl script will sometimes freeze Xorg. It's an extension for urxvt that detects URLs and allows me to "launch" them in the browser. Sometimes, upon launching, Xorg will ...
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xmonad + urxvt issue: text disappears after resizing

I'm using Arch Linux + xmonad + urxvt bundle and trying to resolve the conflict between xmonad and urxvt. Better to explain with shots: Firstly, open the terminal and get some full-length output. ...
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Cursor speed in RXVT or URXVT

I am using RXVT (URXVT to be precise) under Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the cursor speed is extremely slow. I was looking to see if there is a setting that can be applied to speed cursor movement ? ...
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Installing pcf fonts on Gentoo for urxvt and Awesome wm

I downloaded the linux version of Profont from here And I have no idea how to install it. I want to be able to use it for urxvt and awesome wm. What should I do?
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Mouse right-click menu in RXVT

I moved from gnome-terminal to urxvt. I am used to having a right-click menu in gnome-terminal. Do such menus exist in urxvt?
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Porting GNOME keyboard shortcuts to URXVT

I recently switched from gnome terminal to urxvt (and installed tabbed extensions). I am also a heavy emacs user which uses a lot of key combinations similar to urxvt (tab related stuff) like ...
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urxvt - tab expand environment variables

I am new to urxvt (moved from gnome-terminal -> Ubuntu 12.04 refugee). I am used to having environment variables expand in gnome-terminal by default Suppose that I have an environment variable ...
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Let tmux set urxvt window title according to session-name

Everyday I launch a bunch of urxvtc -e tmux. I am trying to find a way to override urxvt X window title ("tmux") with the current tmux session name set via :rename-session session_name. Does any ...
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Tmux + urxvt ghost activity notifications

Im using tmux on urxvt, I have activity monitoring turned on and i noticed that all tmux windows get an activity notification after every 10~15 seconds, when i switch to that window there is nothing. ...
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urxvt vim transparent colorscheme

I have urxvt running in real transparency mode using xcompmgr. Everything looks great but I would like my vim colorscheme to respect the transparency setting. Is this possible?
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rxvt-unicode borders appeared in Ubuntu Precise

I upgraded from Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 to the RC of Ubuntu Precise 12.04. After the upgrade, borders appear which I cannot get rid of. This shows rxvt-unicode's background set to red and Vim background ...
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urxvt: How to switch among tabs like other emultaors?

I'd like to bind Alt + <number> key to switch tabs in urxvt. Any approaches?
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Using Ctrl-<ArrowKey> and Home/End with (u)rxvt

I'm using rxvt-unicode for it's the less flawed terminal emulator I know. I'm looking for using Ctrl + Arrow keys and Home / End to navigate through command line text, to emulate the behavior of all ...
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Terminal keystrokes confusion

#1 tmux ignores some keystrokes: Ctrl + Delete Ctrl + F* #2 Something similar happens in virtual consoles (even without tmux) with the difference that Ctrl + Delete and Delete behaves the same. ...
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How can I prevent or interrupt accidental copy/paste in the terminal?

When I paste into the terminal, sometimes what is in the clipboard is not what I expected. Specifically, it is sometimes pages and pages of text from a website. When this happens, the terminal goes ...