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Rebinding CTRL-ALT-[C|V] to CTRL-SHIFT-[C|V] in URxvt >= 9.20

Since URxvt 9.20, text can be copied to the clipboard with Ctrl+Alt+C (and also pasted from with Ctrl+Alt+V). But, I already use these bindings for another thing. So how can I rebind, in URxvt >=9....
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tmux, urxvt, and copy-and-paste woes…

I am running tmux inside urxvt. I would like to select and copy text using the left mouse button and paste it using the middle mouse button -- I am very old school. I did get tmux-yank almost working ...
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_curses.error: setupterm: could not find terminal

A lot of people have been getting the following error message when using curses in python: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/bertil/anaconda3/bin/vd", line 152, in <module> ...
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How to switch URxvt.transparent setting on the fly?

I would like to set a key binding in my xressources to switch the transparency setting in a terminal (without having to start another one to see changes). I didn't find a bindsym option that allows ...
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Opacity for colours set within vim

I use a transparent terminal background on URxvt, which I set within my Xresources file: URxvt.background: [85]#2f2f2f In vim I have line numbers on the left hand side with a different background ...
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Missing glyphs with urxvt-unicode

I cannot display some special characters in my urxvt-unicode terminal emulator on Arch Linux. My setup: $ cat ~/.Xresources URxvt.font: xft:Meslo\ LG\ S\ DZ\ for\ Powerline:style=RegularForPowerline:...
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Urxvt and tmux - set window title

When I use tmux from urxvt, window title is not updated. Normally when I use just urxvt, window title is updated every time I change directory and it is in form of "$USER@$HOST:$PWD", but when I run ...
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Start nvim with a bindsym in i3

How can can I start nvim with a bindsym from i3? If I just type bindsym $mod+F1 exec nvim nvim doesn't show, since it just runs in the background without a terminal. So how can I invoke nvim with a ...
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Copying & Pasting with URxvt

I'm using URxvt 9.20 on debian jessie and I'm looking for a way to copy & paste text like I was used to with the gnome-terminal (Ctrl+Insert for copying, Shift+Insert for pasting). It works ...
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Real-time color change in terminal (before user sends the command)

I could not find a better way to write the title, so sorry if it is not as specific as it should. For my case, I would like to make the first word (that we know it will be separated of the rest of ...
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urxvt skipping lines of text output on clean install

morning, i have a clean install of fedora 30, i3 gaps, and not much else on a VMware workstation 15 vm. This is now the second time running into this issue. The problem is that the terminal fails to ...
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XCompose is not updated for Urxvt when window manager starts

I am using awesome WM. When I start my window manager, I run setxkbmap -option compose:menu which has a ~/.XCompose with various extra definitions. Those work fine in Gvim, Firefox, Signal, and Slack (...
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Not fully transparent background on urxvt

I looked up several answers on StackExchange network, neither of them worked as I wanted. I started using urxvt on Ubuntu instead of gnome-terminal, and wanted to configure it's look to be similar. I ...
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Map Control-Shift-Tab in rxvt-unicode

I'd like to map the keybinding Ctrl+Shift+Tab in rxvt-unicode. I managed to map Ctrl+Tab as follows. The corresponding entry in .Xresources is URxvt.keysym.Control-Tab: \033[27;5;9~ Using cat -v ...
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Fork urxvt in bash without hitting Control-c

I know I can create new sub-shells (please correct me on terminology) in bash by using &. However this requires me to hit Control-c to get back to bash with most programs. Is there a way to stop ...
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Zsh icons broke in urxvt

so I am currently using manjaro linux and I am using urxvt as my terminal which I love so before all this starts switching the terminal is not an option, sorry if I am being rude. I installed zsh to ...
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Tmux default directory is '/' the first time after reboot

When I start tmux the first time after a reboot, the default directory is '/' (also newly created tmux tabs have this default directory) and in the place of the tmux session number ('0' in the picture)...
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Fixing title in rxvt application

I need to use the title (-title/-T) for a terminal app called cmus in rxvt. But, When I am running urxvt -e cmus -T "cmus" It opens and closes. cmus is a music player and it changes the title ...
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Fake Transparency in URxvt Using ImageMagick in i3

The most popular way to set your background in i3 seems to be using feh, via something like: exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/user/Pictures/wallpaper.jpg in your ~/.config/i3/config file. Then, in ~/....
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URxvt font spacing

I'm using rxvt-unicode as my terminal with Hack fonts patched with Nerd fonts. Also, my main editor is NeoVim (matters not), with vim-airline (among others). So, this plugin (vim-airline) uses U+2630 ...
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urxvt not picking up the correct DPI

I'm running Manjaro Gnome on a HiDPI display. Most things work fine but some programs like urxvt or rofi don't seem to pick up the correct system-wide DPI settings and look very TINY. I thought I ...
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Urxvt: change background color on the fly

Is there away to change the background color of a rxvt-unicode session on the fly? Like with Ctrl key? I have a bunch of Urxvt windows and I would like to color some dynamically to help me ...
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How can I open a new terminal in the same directory of the last used one from a window manager keybind?

I'm using a tiling window manager and I switched from gnome-terminal with multiple tabs to multiple urxvt instances managed by the window manager. One of the features I miss is the ability to open a ...
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Is there any way to let urxvt support sixel?

Recently there is a popular github repo called lsix, and it's using sixel graphics to display images inside a terminal. Currently I am using rxvt-unicode as my terminal emulator, but it seems not to ...
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losing unicode support urxvt when logged in as user, root shell has them

I am on a minimal debian testing install. I've set up rxvt-unicode, herbstluftwm, and SLiM. With my username, after SLiM logs me in, all of the urxvt terminal instances i start lack unicode support. ...
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What changes to a .zshrc file could cause every terminal one opens to output: '@home/.zshrc:1: command not found: xyz'?

('xyz' can be as far as I know, anything that is on my first line of .zshrc. Even an empty line as a first line of .zshrc returns the same output upon opening a terminal but ending with whitespace. I ...
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How can I get better-looking fonts in my terminal (URxvt)?

I've noticed that the fonts in URxvt look a little bit low-res compared to fonts that I see in my browser, for example. I was wondering how could I fix my .Xdefaults file to make the fonts have a ...
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Output in terminal after quitting program

I'm using Kubuntu with i3, and I've recently migrated from Manjaro because things. My terminal emulator is urxvt but, when I use programs such as vim, less or nano in the terminal remains the part of ...
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trouble changing font with URxvt [closed]

I'm trying to change fonts in URxvt. $ fc-match "FuraCode Nerd Font Mono" Fura_Code_Regular_Nerd_Font_Complete_Mono.otf: "FuraCode Nerd Font Mono" "Regular" But when changing ~/.Xresources like this ...
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Why does my terminal letter-spacing decrease when I disable a display return from using /dev/tty?

I've got a curious hardware situation, and I've run into a curious software quirk. I have a laptop with a broken screen that I have hooked up to an external display. I start up an X session and open a ...
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Bad font quality in urxvt, only when using the -name option

I'm playing around with the layout saving feature of i3. For that I want to assign names to urxvt instances that I launch. However, whenever I use the -name option, the font is displayed differently. ...
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How to disable shortcuts in urxvt?

I have installed urxvt and mc. There is a combination Alt + S in urxvt and the same combination in mc. When i use mc through urxvt and press Alt + S, command of the urxvt works instead of command of ...
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Urxvt: how to increase the amount of lines I can scroll back?

In other terminal emulators you can usually control the amounts of lines you can scroll back, but it seems it's a fixed amount in Urxvt. I thought the "saveLines" option controlled that but I tried ...
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Terminal does not accept some typed-in unicode characters

I need to troubleshoot why typing in some unicode characters in my terminal won’t work. I use a non-qwerty keyboard layout (namely neo) which allows me to directly type in unicode characters such as ...
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rxvt-unicode some colors missing on CentOS 7

I have the following configuration. It works fine on Ubuntu 16. However, on CentOS 7, some colors of rxvt are not displayed (just white), and some are totally fine, there is no obvious differences ...
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Add .pcf bitmap lemon font to the urxvt .Xdefault config

I found this i3 setup (http://dotshare.it/dots/1011/) and want to configure it on my own machine to customize it using this base. Starting with urxvt's config I fail on the Lemon fonts at the moment. ...
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How do I start a rxvt instance in a certain directory without using the “-cd” startup option (probably “quotes” wrong)?

I am playing around with the udiskie automount script. What I want is that after plugging in an external drive, a new rxvt terminal opens at the mount folder location. Everything works, only problem ...
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How to customize the color scheme in Uxrvt?

Different colors are assigned to different text. For instance, in the default Ubuntu color scheme, directories are blue, regular text is gray-white, executable files are green and so on. How to ...
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How to configure OpenBox to ignore the size hint of a specific application's window?

Updated Question Based on the excellent comment by @mosvy it is actually the window manager that is respecting or ignoring the propagated size hint of a window. Unfortunately though, I couldn't find ...
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Getting 'rxvt-unicode': unknown capability while compiling urxvt 9.22

I am working on Debian. I ran this command: ./configure && make && sudo make install and I got this error: ./etc/rxvt-unicode.terminfo", line 57, col 20, terminal 'rxvt-unicode': ...
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Neovim colour scheme in Urxvt not rendering correctly

I'm trying to use a 256 color theme in Neovim (this one: https://github.com/ayu-theme/ayu-vim), but can't get it to render correctly on Urxvt, even though it seems to support 256 colors: Here is the ...
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How can I make my Zsh theme (“fade”) look good in urxvt?

I am using Arch Linux and I don't have any preference for a terminal emulator yet. Since rxvt-unicode seems to be the most popular one, I thought I'd try that first. I'm configuring it now using ....
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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Using urxvtc to run a command

I usually used to have this as one of my startup programs in a Linux system: urxvt -e screen But recently I have switched to using the daemon and client of urxvt i.e urxvtd and urxvtc. So I have ...
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Can emacs running under urxvt recognize the Hyper modifier key?

Can emacs running under urxvt be made to recognize Hyper? From what I can tell, it doesn't distinguish hyper+something from just plain unmodified something. urxvt itself does recognize the modifier, ...
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Ctrl-arrow does not work in urxvt when using the tabbed extension

When using urxvt with customizations from various sources, Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right no longer work for moving between words in for example bash and vi. The cause is not the typical missing keysym ...
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bspwm on cygwin - slow redraw isssue

I have managed to compile bspwm tiling window manager under cygwin 2.10.0(0.325/5/3) (Windows 7), compared to Openbox, LXDE or fwvm the performance is quite bad. Can you please suggest me some ideas ...
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How to disable the Ctrl+Shift binding (ISO 14755) in urxvt?

Whenever the Ctrl+Shift key combo is pressed, the text ISO 14755 mode text pops up at the corner of the terminal window in urxvt. Is there a way to remove this without having to rebuild urxvt? I'm ...
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Font selection for colored text

I'm trying to set the font of my urxvt terminal. It seems to be working fine for text with no colors, whereas colored text is displayed differently: As you can see the colored upper-case letters ...
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urxvt ~/.Xresources not reading/loading?

Yesterday I created a file called .Xresources, and I can't seem to get it to load into urxvt. I have tried pasting in stuff, and restarted the terminal, logged in and logged out, restarted my computer ...