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Reloading the configuration is a feature that not all programs support. X resources in particular are usually read when a program starts up; there's no protocol to notify an application that it should use new resources┬╣. Rxvt tends towards being small, so it's no surprise that it doesn't support reloading its configuration after startup. Some settings can ...


A quick read of urxvt(1) and then from the synopsis of the mentioned urxvt(7) reveals that rxvt-unicode terminals support escape sequences that can alter e.g. the font: SYNOPSIS # set a new font set printf '\33]50;%s\007' 9x15,xft:Kochi" Mincho" These would have to be printed into each open terminal, and some translation would likely ...


There is no specific .Xresources to examine, so only general advice is possible. The .Xresources file is usually loaded by xrdb (a prop for desktop settings). You can test this file by simply loading directly with xrdb, e.g., xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources or just xrdb ~/.Xresources if you do not care for the desktop-designer's choices. If there is some ...


You can disable the searchable-scrollback feature by putting this in your .Xresources: URxvt.perl-ext-common: "default, -searchable-scrollback" Source: urxvt manpage (under perl-ext in the Resources section)

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