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Font rendering issue in urxvt — too much space between characters

Starting earlier today I am getting font rendering issues with rxvt-unicode. Specifically with many fonts I get an abundance of extra space between characters. In other fonts rxvt refuses to change ...
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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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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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Set dynamic window title based on command input [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to dynamically set the urxvt window title based on the command input. Let's take an example. If I run mplayer http://66.197.229.245:8082 in an urxvt window, I would like the ...
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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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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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How to get VIM to display 256 colors properly

I'm trying to get 256 color theme files to work with VIM under xterm. This is peaksea how it looks for me: How it should look: I've tried following the tips on the wiki page to no avail. set t_Co=...
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Set urxvt to work with 256 colors

I had spent so much time to try to get urxvt to work with 256 colors. I am using Ubuntu. I have followed a part of this post cd ~ infocmp -L rxvt-unicode > rxvt-unicode.terminfo vi rxvt-unicode....
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Italics in Emacs on a text terminal (rxvt-unicode)

I am using Emacs running in an urxvt, and I cannot get italics to work in Emacs although the terminal supports it. Here’s my current setup: I haven’t set $TERM, so it is the default rxvt-unicode-...
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urxvt: scroll just one line

I can scroll a chunk of output with Shift+PageUp (or PageDown), but is there a way to scroll just one line up and down? Often, you'd like to read something that is small enough to fit in one screen, ...
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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 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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urxvt add padding (distance between text and border)

Is it possible to increase the space between text and border in urxvt, and if so, how? I can't find any resources on it online.
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Why does my terminal letter-spacing decrease when I disable a display return from using /dev/tty? [closed]

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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Increase font size in rxvt-unicode without editing ~/.Xdefaults

I am a loyal Linux fan who has been spending a lot of time using iTerm on a mac lately. One thing I really like about the mac, and iTerm in particular, is the ability to use a keyboard shortcut to in/...
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Disable bold font in urxvt

I want to disable the bold font in my urxvt config (.Xresources). xterm has the option allowBoldFonts. Is there a similar option for urxvt? I can't find anything similar.
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Bash + urxvt: delay after ESC in Vi mode

I have enabled the mode prompt indicator in my ~/.inputrc with set show-mode-in-prompt on. There is a delay of about half a second in the indicator when switching to normal mode after pressing ESC but ...
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Force telnet / ssh to use crtl-H for backspace

I have some devices connected to a Cisco serial term server; many work fine when I telnet directly to the port on the Cisco. However, I have a few stubborn devices that will not use Backspace as it ...
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urxvt: how to scroll terminal output / hide mouse pointer

Two things that I miss in urxvt from xterm are: How do you scroll up and down with the keyboard? In xterm I used Shift + Page Up (or Down), but that doesn't work. A cool xterm feature is that when ...
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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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Debian chroot blocking PTTYs on host

I've created a Debian-based chroot environment using debootstrap under Arch Linux, and fill it with life like this: #!/bin/sh mount -t proc proc $CHROOT/proc mount -t devpts devpts $CHROOT/dev/pts ...
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paste url into terminal(urxvt, zsh) failed, some characters get escaped

In recent months, I find that if I copy the url in chrome and then Shift Insert in the urxvt, the pasted url is escaped. For example, the original url is: http://example.com/?a=c the pasted content ...
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Passing clicked links in rxvt to a script

I start my browser vimprobable in tabbed like so: "`tabbed -d > /tmp/tabbed.xid`; vimprobable2 -e `cat /tmp/tabbed.xid`" [1] I am then able to send all new instances of vimprobable to tabbed (and ...
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rxvt and Inconsolata (a font)

Is it possible to use the rxvt terminal emulator with Inconsolata? Is it possible to use any TrueType fonts with rxvt? I'd like to use rxvt but would love to use my own fonts.
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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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Copy/Paste with keyboard in rxvt

I know that I can copy and paste text in rxvt by using the middle mouse button, but I was wondering if there was a way to define keyboard-shortcuts in the .Xdefaults for copy and pasting text. ...
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How to set a background image for urxvt?

How do I set a tiled background image in urxvt? I have tried the following alternatives in my .Xresources file: URxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/jgg/Pictures/tiles/escheresque_ste.png;style=tiled URxvt....
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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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What is the default font used in rxvt?

I have installed urxvt and I like the default font being used (white font in attached screenshot) but I can't figure out what it is. The font is not defined in Xresources or Xdefaults. I have also ...
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Is there a (light-weight) replacement for `rxvt-unicode`?

I am currently using rxvt-unicode as a terminal emulator. Since I also like the configurability of terminal emulators from GNOME and KDE, I wonder whether there is some kind of replacement for rxvt-...
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Is it possible to make `xrdb` ignore single quotes on a commented line?

I'm using rxvt-unicode, version 9.22, as a terminal emulator, and configure it with the file ~/.Xresources. When I modify the configuration file, to see the effects immediately I execute the command: ...
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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 ...
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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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Battery Bar in URxvt?

I was looking through an ArchLinux thread on URxvt, and I came across a setup at post #184 that I am going crazy looking for. It looks like there's some kind of battery bar in the PS1, with a bitmap ...
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Reset background to transparent with tmux?

I recently set up tmux-powerline and noticed that the background color on the status-left, if changed, refuses to go back to default and transparent (if transparency is enabled). I was able to fix ...
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urxvt transparent cursor

I've changed my .Xdefaults for a black background, white foreground, but my cursor is now opague. I can't see the letter I'm over, and worse, I can't see my screen hardstatus. Google is just pulling ...
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Defining color codes in rxvt-unicode

Using some of node.js tools like mocha in my urxvt terminal, I have some problems with coloured output. Some of the text that are using colour code 90 as you can see here will be disappeared in ...
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Copy-paste between urxvt and abiword

Trying to cut + copy + paste from the standard urxvt shell in Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. If I follow this post and I press: in urxvt: ctrl + insert = copy in abiword: shift + insert = paste It doesn't ...
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Xresources / Xdefaults: Period or Asterisk? [duplicate]

I've just switched from xfce4-terminal to rxvt-unicode and I've been reading a lot of .Xresources and .Xdefaults files, piecing things together to create my own. My googling skills have left me with 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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How terminal emulators handle Shift+FKeys?

This question is inspired by another question on vi.SE. There, OP has issues with the Shift+F8 key combination when running vim inside urxvt. That key combination will never work in vim because the ...
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No Unicode Symbols in URXVT

I'm using urxvt with DejaVu Sans Mono as font: urxvt.font: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono But I'm not possible to see Unicode characters like '⌚'. Why that ? Is urxvt able to display these symbols? ...
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Open URxvt tab with shift-down, not with ctrl-t

On Debian, Shift+Down in URxvt opens new tab. But recently I started using another machine with Fedora, and here it has no effect; here Ctrl+T does that. But neither one works on both, so I'm doomed ...
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Different color schemes in URxvt?

I would like to be able to switch between a light and dark color scheme in an existing rxvt-unicode terminal window, in the same vein as switching profiles in gnome-terminal. Would the best way to do ...
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Urxvt draws lines slowly

I'm using Arch Linux and Urxvt as terminal emulator. When I scroll up/down, text lines gets rendered so slow I can count by top to bottom (heh, 1st line get rendered... ohh, 2nd one! ...). It takes ...
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Is it possible to provide different Xresources colors to different terminal apps?

When using a terminal that supports more than 16 colors (such as urxvt), it it possible to provide different colors to different applications running in the same terminal after another? For example, ...