Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [urxvt]

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

0
votes
0answers
14 views

Identically configured urxvt has different width on different X servers

I have two different desktop hosts connected via their DisplayPort outputs to two DisplayPort inputs on the same 4K monitor: idyllic, a small-form-factor PC using the onboard Intel HD Graphics 500 of ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Gnome ibeam not visible over urxvt

What determines how Gnome 2 switches the mouse pointer to an ibeam when it's over a window? Can I configure the ibeam size/colour/etc for urxvt? If I have several urxvt windows open, I can't tell ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Where can I find a list of rxvt keyboard shortcuts?

I started using rxvt terminal and noticed that commonly used shortcuts are not working. Like ctrl+a or ctrl+e to jump to line beginning and end, ctrl + left or ctrl + right to move over words. I have ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to configure rxvt-unicode to behave similar to gnome-terminal? (or other's from xfce/mate)

Trying out rxvt-unicode, I've found there are so many differences to (gnome-terminal / xfce4-terminal / roxterm / terminator) that its hard to get used to. What is a good minimal configuration that ...
0
votes
1answer
413 views

Prevent urxvt letterSpace from Breaking Certain Unicode Characters

I've used urxvt on various different machines over the past couple years. Last week, I got a new computer and went on a system configuration spree. During these configuration changes, however, I've ...
1
vote
0answers
420 views

urxvt font size can't be changed on installed fonts

.Xresources config: URxvt.font: xft:bitocrafull URxvt.letterSpace: -1 and the text becomes extremely small and unreadable. Using URxvt.font: xft:bitocrafull:size=25:pixelsize=25 doesn't change ...
0
votes
1answer
407 views

Missing parts of utf-8 charset in urxvt with VcXsrv

I am running an Arch Linux server which I connect to from a few Windows machines using VcXsrv so I can run graphical applications (and more customized terminals than what I can get with PuTTY etc). ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

i3wm urxvt wrapping issue when using hot key to launch. no issue when run from dmenu

Sorry for the long title. Wanted it be a little specific. I have an issue with my urxvt (rxvt-unicode) terminal emulator that's using a themed fish shell. The problem is that when I launch urxvt with ...
1
vote
0answers
304 views

Tmux in Urxvt. Esc key behaves like Meta

In Tmux I have assigned Alt-Arrows combinations (M-Left, M-Right, etc) to switch between panes. It's working ok in most cases. But after changing pane with one of the Alt-Arrow combination every ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

How do I map Ctrl + F8 in vim?

I've been trying to map Ctrl + F8 in several different ways but I just can't get it to work. After I made some researches I found out that vim doesn't support all terminal keycodes and I have to ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to execute command on urxvt startup

Urxvt doesn't support using an I bar as the cursor. One of the ways i've found to get around this is to send the command echo -n -e "\033[6 q". This works as long as I send the command every time I ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Some unicode symbols still not displayed with urxvt or xterm

I've been having trouble viewing certain unicode symbols under urxvt or xterm. The font I'm using is Source Code Pro for Powerline which I installed through the powerline fonts repo. My .Xresources ...
-1
votes
1answer
462 views

Cygwin use urxvt as shell and w3m-img not working with neofetch / ranger

So I'm trying to use urxvt instead of mintty but I haven't found a way other than launching mintty then launching urxvt and closing mintty. I tried making another .bat file which launched cmd.exe and ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

urxvt triple-click not selecting lines as expected

Can anyone please explain why left mouse triple-click is not selecting lines for me in urxvt ? To be specfic it sometimes works, but it depends on the nature of the text I'm selecting. For example, ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

How can I make a searchable shortcuts cheat sheet?

So, just like most people it happens that my memory for shortcuts and commands is kind of bad until it gets into muscle memory, but since it is just painful to have a fancy configuration in vim + tmux ...
1
vote
1answer
746 views

rxvt.exe is not in the folder after installing it through cygwin

I have installed rxvt using Cygwin. The root directory is F:\cygwin64. So, after installing rxvt, rxvt.exe should be in F:\cygwin64\bin folder. But I can't find it there. I have reinstalled it ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Line drawing characters not recognized on remote SUSE PC

I'm using - remotely - a machine with SUSE installed. SUSE uses, by default, minterm as the terminal emulator, which doesn't seem to work well with terminfo over an SSH link. I'd like to use rxvt-...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

URxvt - Documentation about keybindings

Where can I find documentation about how I can change the keybindings for URxvt. Random googling has led me to commands in .Xdefaults such as URxvt.keysym.Meta-k: command:\033]720;1\007 URxvt.keysym....
0
votes
1answer
224 views

Switch bold font in Urxvt at runtime

As seen in the man page, one can switch the font in Urxvt using: printf '\33]50;%s\007' "xft:Terminus:pixelsize=20" However, having the following line in ~/.Xdefaults will cause bold fonts to not ...
1
vote
0answers
251 views

How to make urxvt and emacs display fonts the same way?

Here's an image of emacs (left) and urxvt (right) displaying contents of the same file. Note how urxvt characters are shorter, wider, and (to me) not as pleasing to the eye. On some systems (GuixSD, ...
1
vote
1answer
716 views

How do I create a shortcut on Windows to launch Urxvt w/ Cygwin bash but also with certain options beforehand?

Confusing title, I know. Here's the problem: To launch Urxvt in such a way that my extensions work, I'd open up Cygwin and use export DISPLAY=:0 and then urxvt. If I launch urxvt just with urxvt then ...
2
votes
1answer
780 views

ConEmu and ASCII characters

I've been using ConEmu for quite a while, and I'm having some problems with ASCII characters in it. This doesn't happen with other terminal emulators, such as urxvt or mintty, here's a shot with the ...
0
votes
1answer
557 views

Vim in xterm : Mouse cursor not changing based on mouse mode

When I use vim with gnome-terminal or yakuake, and I have mouse on ( set mouse+=a ), then I see an arrow as mouse pointer, and when I have mouse off, then the "insert" sign as mouse pointer. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

urxvt: Inconsistent behaviour re: unicode display

I am using i3 as my window manager. When I open terminal using the default shortcut key, the resulting urxvt cannot display unicode chars. But when I open using urxvt or urxvt -ls, it can. I've ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Set urxvt shell without chsh?

I want to use bash as my default shell (so that it's simpler in tty) but I want to use zsh when I'm in X using urxvt. Is there a way to do this?
17
votes
3answers
6k views

Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I can'...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

.Xresources not read by urxvt running under crouton with i3wm

Chromebook with Linux running via crouton (originally Ubuntu 12.04, upgraded to 14.04). I'm starting X from crosh/shell using: sudo i3 Contents of i3 (comments/usage instructions omitted): #!/bin/...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Unexpected behaviour in vim solarized with urxvt

I get the following garbage characters as @k displayed in vim when using solarized in urxvt. However when i resize the window the issue disappears. note that I am using i3wm as my window manager. My ....
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate spacing at ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
433 views

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" ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
191 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 URxvt....
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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 initial ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 == rxvt-...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

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 Emacs....
2
votes
0answers
162 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
218 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
283 views

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). ...
2
votes
1answer
957 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
556 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
413 views

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 time....