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#1 2014-08-27 03:52:09

BabbyUser
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How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

I'm using xterm and /bin/zsh, but it looks ugly. It's a white background with a black text. On debian, I use to right click and hit preferences and went from there. But when I right click it just highlights the shell. How can I customize background color, change font, etc?


http://dwv91.deviantart.com/art/Twily-L … -426541695 How can I get my terminal to look like this? I know the color codes, but I don't know how to actually get there!

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#2 2014-08-27 04:01:16

circleface
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xterm should at least give you a good place to start.

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#3 2014-08-27 04:23:08

BabbyUser
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

circleface wrote:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xterm should at least give you a good place to start.

Thank you, but how can I keep these changes? When I open a new terminal, it reverts to the old one

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#4 2014-08-27 04:32:31

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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]


Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature -- Michael Faraday
You assume people are rational and influenced by evidence.  You must not work with the public much. -- Trilby
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#5 2014-08-27 04:33:58

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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

BabbyUser wrote:

I use to right click and hit preferences and went from there.

If you're used to this type of interface, do not use xterm. I recommend roxterm.


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#6 2014-08-27 04:35:56

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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

That ^^^ is probably a better suggestion than mine.  Also, look at xfce4-terminal


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#7 2014-08-27 04:46:10

BabbyUser
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

lolilolicon wrote:
BabbyUser wrote:

I use to right click and hit preferences and went from there.

If you're used to this type of interface, do not use xterm. I recommend roxterm.


Problem is, roxterm doesn't have the minamilistic look. It has borders, and tabs, which I can't remove. hmm Thanks for the reply!

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#8 2014-08-27 04:48:05

BabbyUser
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

I made my Xresources file, but when I change it and launch a terminal nothing happens, am I missing something?

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#9 2014-08-27 04:52:15

ewaller
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

Did you catch the bit in the wiki about rereading the file after you edit it?

Xresource Wiki wrote:

xrdb ~/.Xresources

You may also want to check out urxvt


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#10 2014-08-27 05:15:25

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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

BabbyUser wrote:

Problem is, roxterm doesn't have the minamilistic look. It has borders, and tabs, which I can't remove. hmm Thanks for the reply!

In fact, you can. http://s27.postimg.org/3vp7z7cgh/roxterm.png
It's also very easy to configure (GUI or edit config), and you can switch profiles quickly.

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#11 2014-08-27 23:49:57

pirj
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

There's a link to those guy's dotfiles on the page you mentioned.
And it's always better if you know what you are doing, so spend some time learning what does what.

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#12 2014-08-28 00:07:45

oktorok
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

He/she lists everything they are using right under the screenshot:

Much of the same from my other submission...

Arch Linux with Awesome WM and custom tile layout. Also using Compton for composition.

Firefox Nightly (Australis) [v31.0a1] and 4-Chan with my CSS. Using Vimperator for navigation.
(Firefox CSS can also place an url-bar on top (below the tabs or merged with the tabs on the left) or at the bottom of the browser)

Terminals (URxvt-256color) showing from left: screenfetch and ncmpcpp + mpd.

My files can be found at twily.info (files updated for this theme May 17th, 2014)

The Lemon font and my vol/bat widgets belong to github.com/phallus.

Wallpaper: http://wallbase.cc/wallpaper/2…

If I was you, I would go through each thing listed and figure out each one.  Understanding each element is essential.

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#13 2014-08-28 00:15:16

BabbyUser
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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

Thanks guys, Roxterm is exactly what I'm looking for and have it all to my liking

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#14 2014-08-28 00:53:50

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Re: How can I customize my terminal?[SOLVED]

I nailed it, didn't I?
BabbyUser please remember to mark this as [SOLVED] by prefixing the title.


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