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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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urxvt Open new tab with the same current directory as the current tab

Whenever a new tab is opened in urxvt, the cwd(current working directory) is the default directory set in bashrc. How to make the new tab to be opened at the cwd of the current tab?
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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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urxvt- play mp3 instead of beep

Does anyone know how to make urxvt play a mp3 file in replacement of a system beep? My PC does not have a pc speaker so I need a way to make terminal notifications go through sound card.
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How to configure urxvt to display Unicode characters?

I've already looked at three sources (1, 2, 3) with no luck. I've tried launching urxvt -fn 'xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=9' and urxvt -fn xft:FontAwesome. A lot of characters show up properly, but ...
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Change TTY resolution on Fedora

I'm using Fedora 25 on ASUS laptop connected to the LG external monitor. The monitor (unlike the laptop's screen itself) doesn't show TTY full screen, while it's okay with the GUI (that's i3wm or ...
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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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Difference between urxvt -e and xterm -e

Create an executable file file1 as follows: cat > file1 <<EOF #!/bin/bash mutt -e "push '<'" EOF chmod +x file1 Running ./file1 in an existing terminal executes mutt and select the first ...
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How to change colors of all running urxvt instances?

I'm used to black background and light green text when working on my urxvt terminals. But sometimes, when I take my laptop outside, it becomes hard to read and I'd like to change the colors of all my ...
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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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Every time I open a terminal is located in / not in home

I recently installed Fedora -- a fresh installation. I have a problem: every time I open a new urxvt or gnome terminal it starts in the root of the system instead of my home. I checked my /etc/passwd ...
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Unicode RXVT and Xresources Settings

In Fedora 24, the Xresources file was automatically loaded. However in Fedora 25 I have to manually execute xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources. Does anyone know how to have the system auto-load Xresources?
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Why is sage not cooperating with urxvt?

I am having problem getting the computer algebra system sage to cooperate with my terminal rxvt-unicode-256color. For instance, issuing the clear command returns an error sage: clear 'rxvt-unicode-...
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SLIM login manager Causes Urxvt window to loose Transparent/Opacity effect

On Gentoo.... This is strange.... when I start X through SLIM I loose the opacity(transparent look) on my urxvt windows. It's only when I start X through SLIM. If I start X with xinit directly, ...
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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Changing letterSpacing dynamically in urxvt

My URxvt configuration includes dynamic font settings for each F-key. With XFT fonts, I'm getting a very wide letter-spacing. I do not want to use the letterSpacing setting because my other font ...
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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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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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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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Xft:cannot enable font hinting

I cannot enable font hinting in programs which (as far as I understand) do not use the global fontconfig settings. I first thought it was related only to urxvt. urxvt -fn "xft:Consolas:pixelsize=15:...
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How to use the 14px Gohu font in URXVT?

I want to use the 14 px from the Gohu Font here. I installed the font $fc-list |grep -i "Gohu" /usr/share/fonts/misc/gohufont-uni-14.pcf.gz: Gohu GohuFont:style=Regular /usr/share/fonts/misc/...
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Arch linux + I3 + URXVT: ROFI opens nano editor in bash instead of URXVT

The bash script that uses ROFI is: xdg-open "$(locate home | rofi threads 0 -dmenu -i -p "locate:")" This works fine from URXVT (command line), but when I bind this to a key and open ROFI, Every ...
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Selecting text in rxvt-unicode and tmux with mouse reporting disabled

When tmux's mouse support is enabled (via set -g mouse on), clicking in a window pane will trigger tmux's copy mode, which is not what you always need. To select the text as you'd usually do in rxvt-...
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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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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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Missing characters in my URXVT

Here is rxvt-unicode-256color side by side with xfce4-terminal printing out abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789 What's wrong? This happens with or without a .Xresources file
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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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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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run sub-process of a urxvt perl extension in calling urxvt window

I am trying to write a rxvt-unicode perl extension to do what mrxvt PrintScreen does. I.e., the extension should pipe urxvt's contents to user-defined commands. The main purpose would be viewing urxvt'...
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Accented characters appearing in rxvt

I have a quite specific question which I've spent hours trying to solve, but have finally decided it is time to ask for help. I'm currently doing some work which requires me to ssh from a debian ...
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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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urxvt bitmap fonts are distorted

I can't seem to get bitmap fonts to render correctly in urxvt terminal. The fonts look skinny and short, making them distorted and unreadable. full size I'm not sure what is causing it, I've done ...
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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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URxvt not changing either background or transparency

This is my .Xresources !! _ __ 1 !! | |/ /________ _________ __ _______________ _____ 2 !! | // ___/ _ \/ ___/ __ \/ / / / ___/ ___/ _ \/ ___/ 3 !! / |/ / / __(__ ) /_/ / /_/ / ...
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vim color is not showing on urxvt

I set vim color colorscheme solarized8_dark_low set t_Co=256 but vim showing bgcolor of urxvt when I open vim on urxvt.vim and urxvt side by side
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Can't get font to load in URxvt from .Xresources

I've been trying to change my font in URxvt to Overpass Mono, but I've been having some problems. I moved the font files to /usr/share/fonts/ and ran fc-cache -f to scan for the fonts. The fonts are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 print xrdb/urxvt defaults?

xrdb prints anything that you have configured, but how do you print the values for the settings which you have not touched? Either generally for X resources or specifically for urxvt. The colour ...