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When using a terminal based client like weechat, weechat does not signal the terminal letting the user know that they have been highlighted. How can this be done? I would like my terminal to blink when I am highlighted.

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Never used weechat, but basically, you want it to send out a audible bell, also known as ^G or \007. Some programs like bash/readline can be configured to do a visual flash instead of a audible bell. With a visual flash, Gnome Terminal won't know there was an update.

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I will have to try it, thank you. I will let you know. –  Recursion Apr 28 '11 at 1:35
    
You will also need a patch. git repo. –  Mikel Apr 28 '11 at 3:41
    
@Mikel shoot! I can't believe after all this time, Gnome Terminal hasn't had it working. I never tested it, but I assumed it would work like other terminal. –  penguin359 Apr 28 '11 at 3:53

I'm not too sure about WeeChat, but it's possible in mIRC and Irssi using my patch.

If you can get WeeChat to make an audible bell when you are mentioned/highlighted, then my patch will work for WeeChat too.

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Is there a good reason why the GNOME people haven't included this? I found your patch from 2008. –  penguin359 Apr 28 '11 at 3:55
    
@penguin359: The way I see it: the Gnome Terminal maintainer doesn't want to add it because he thinks it won't be used by many people. Read the Gnome bug and make up your own mind. –  Mikel Apr 28 '11 at 11:00

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