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#1 2013-01-25 12:19:13

daGrevis
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[SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

Can I somehow change the color of cursor in terminal?

Link to the screen — http://i.imgur.com/QhSCCpv.jpg — so you can understand what "cursor“.

I tried to add `URxvt*cursorColor: #FF0000` in `.Xresources` and run `xrdb`, but it doesn't change it.

Last edited by daGrevis (2013-01-25 13:25:35)

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#2 2013-01-25 12:24:10

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

Did you actually just run xrdb, or did you run `xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources`?

Also, please remove that picture - it is much larger than forum guidelines and does not serve any purpose.

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#3 2013-01-25 12:28:07

daGrevis
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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

Updated post.

I ran `xrdb .Xresources` and restarted terminal. Other changes in `.Xresources` apply in that way so that shouldn't be the problem.

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#4 2013-01-25 12:59:07

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

daGrevis: It should work as you do it, I've just tested it here and it works fine. Now I know about that configuration as well, cool smile

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#5 2013-01-25 13:02:37

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

daGrevis wrote:

Updated post.

I ran `xrdb .Xresources` and restarted terminal. Other changes in `.Xresources` apply in that way so that shouldn't be the problem.

Can you post your .Xresources file?


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#6 2013-01-25 13:11:58

daGrevis
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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

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#7 2013-01-25 13:13:36

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

daGrevis wrote:

`xrdb .Xresources`

Run

xrdb -load ~/.Xresources

instead.


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#8 2013-01-25 13:23:38

daGrevis
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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

It does not help. File is loaded because other things get changed.

Tested it w/ urxvt, xterm; bash, zsh — cursor doesn't get changed. sad

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#9 2013-01-25 13:25:19

daGrevis
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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

Gotcha! Color schema overwritten setting and didn't warn me about it.

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#10 2013-01-25 13:27:04

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

You have cursorColor defined twice:

URxvt*cursorColor:    #FF0000

...

URxvt.cursorColor:            S_base1

Edit: obviously a bit too late, but we both did the same reading again... wink

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#11 2013-01-25 13:34:06

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

daGrevis wrote:

Sorry, I asked for that but then got a phonecall that dragged me away from my desk for a while.
Glad you sorted though. smile


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#12 2017-06-04 14:47:36

Chinggis6
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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

If you happen to use dynamic-colors to set a colorscheme for your terminal, your cursor's color is already being defined in:

/usr/share/dynamic-colors/colorschemes/solarized-dark.sh

file (assuming you use the solarized-dark theme).


What you can do is to comment the cursor variable definition on line 27 to let .Xresources' urxvt*cursorColor "prevail"; or you can set the color code directly in there.

To do that easily, you may issue:

dynamic-colors edit solarized-dark

which will bring up the theme file opened in your editor.


I had that problem coming here and could solve it myself when I figured out that it is being overwriten and decided to share my discovery for ones who could have similar situation.

wink

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#13 2017-06-05 01:53:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Change the cursor color for URxvt terminal

Chinggis6, Welcome to the Arch Linux Forums, and thank you for a relevant post.

Watch the age of threads.  This one has been marked solved and is four years old
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … bumping.22

Using this opportunity to close this thread.


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