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#76 2007-07-11 19:36:47

franzb
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

Yakuake. For the coolness and utility cool

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#77 2007-10-19 14:16:15

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

lloeki wrote:

OT: I'm beginning to really like this community. AFAIK this is one of the only places where asking for:
- what's the best DE
- what's the best filesystem
- what's the best distro
- what's the best term
- what's the best shell
- [insert your favorite igniting topic here...]
has a <1% chance ending in a ballistic war.
seriously, it goes as far as managing to have purposeful, and even useful answers to those.
impressive.
Judd (and devs) must be proud.

This is a late answer, but I really want to say it: yes.

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#78 2007-10-20 01:42:03

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

anything vte-based (it's as nice as it gets, antialiased fonts ftw!), you can use gnome-terminal, xfce's terminal tjerm (or whatever that's writen like), tilda, or a demo that comes with vte.

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#79 2007-10-27 00:13:11

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

Hi,

geek.arnuld wrote:

thing is, I need a good terminal app, since I want to avoid too many GUI programs. So the question is, what is the best looking terminal app in the world?
Basu, use "urxvt" and write a good looking "~/.Xdefaults" file. here is mine:

! rxvt-unicode settings

urxvt*loginShell:        true
urxvt*saveLines:        10000
urxvt*cursorColor:        dark green
urxvt*cursorBlink:        true
urxvt*font:            xft:Luxi Mono:pixelsize=13
urxvt*geometry:            71x24
urxvt*backgroundPixmap:        /home/arnuld/.local/icons/graybrck.xpm

I'm trying to set a background image for my urxvt terminal, but it just doesn't work yet.

Do I need a specific file type, or picture size? I transformed it to an xpm image, but it is only 12x12px in size, and I'd like to tile it.

Regards

Last edited by ss2 (2007-10-27 00:14:35)


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#80 2007-10-27 23:01:01

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

You can just do 'man urxvt' and look at the resources area to see what you can set in Xdefaults.

But you are probably looking for urxvt*inheritPixmap: true

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#81 2007-10-28 00:20:19

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

I like gnome-terminal because it uses vte. vte is really nice. It supports real transparency if you are using a compositing manager.

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#82 2007-10-28 09:44:54

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

here's a riddle fo you: apparently I have a somewhat broken BIOS/DSDT (in messages.log I get

Oct 27 20:43:16 apollo atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xe0 on isa0060/serio0).
Oct 27 20:43:16 apollo atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e060 <keycode>' to make it known.

from time to time and the keys seem to stick.) But that's not my point.

The point is that somehow, xterm is far more tolerant than urxvt with this!:
In urxvt, when I move the cursor along the screen with one of the cursor keys, it often happens that it inserts some letter ('R' or so) along the way. Quite annoying when you don't expect the file you're seeing to be changed right now. (Or when you have changed it in some other place and do an :wq but end up with a broken config file) But in xterm this never happens. Keys seem to stick, too -- as well in other (even X) apps --, but that's easy to realize and only really bad when it's the 'Del' key that sticks... Never ever are there other keys entered which I didn't press myself.

I really would love to use urxvt, but I have no idea what is going on there -- or what is going on differently than in xterm.

Any ideas?

PS. For the record, I am still more or less happy with xterm+screen minus decorations.

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#83 2007-10-28 10:00:37

ss2
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

codemac wrote:

You can just do 'man urxvt' and look at the resources area to see what you can set in Xdefaults.

But you are probably looking for urxvt*inheritPixmap: true

I am reading the manpage and I don't want a transparent terminal. Only a background image in my non transparent terminal.

This is my current configuration:

urxvt*backgroundPixmap: ~/.background.xpm
urxvt*background:  #000000
urxvt*foreground:  #ffffff
urxvt*color0:      #000000
urxvt*color1:      #9e1828
urxvt*color2:      #aece92
urxvt*color3:      #968a38
urxvt*color4:      #414171
urxvt*color5:      #963c59
urxvt*color6:      #418179
urxvt*color7:      #bebebe
urxvt*color8:      #666666
urxvt*color9:      #cf6171
urxvt*color10:     #c5f779
urxvt*color11:     #fff796
urxvt*color12:     #4186be
urxvt*color13:     #cf9ebe
urxvt*color14:     #71bebe
urxvt*color15:          #ffffff
urxvt*fading:           15
urxvt*tintColor:        #000000
urxvt*shading:          60
#urxvt*inheritPixmap: True
urxvt*scrollBar:        False
urxvt*internalBorder:   1
urxvt*externalBorder:   0
urxvt*font: -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*

The image is only 12x12px in size and should be tiled. But it looks like, that I'm doing something wrong...

PS. Thanks to kamagurka for the nice colours. smile


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#84 2007-10-29 00:59:00

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

ss2 try this:

urxvt*inheritPixmap: 0
urxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/<youruser>/.background.xpm

if you want to tile the background, try this example:
urxvt*backgroundPixmap: "/home/<youruser>/.background.xpm;WxH+X+Y"

note that i have not tried tiling a background, this might not work, check man urxvt to be sure.

Last edited by ramoneur (2007-10-29 01:06:11)


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#85 2007-10-29 05:10:46

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

Once I started using yakuake, there was no going back! I even use yakuake on my GNOME machine... tilda doesn't cut it. I hate how tilda doesn't have the auto-minimize when it loses focus.


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#86 2007-10-29 07:01:04

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

kamagurka wrote:

With a few tweaks of your .Xdefaults, urxvt looks awesome and uses nearly no resources. Here's how I configured it:

$ cat ~/.Xdefaults
urxvt*background:  #000000
urxvt*foreground:  #ffffff
urxvt*color0:      #000000
urxvt*color1:      #9e1828
urxvt*color2:      #aece92
urxvt*color3:      #968a38
urxvt*color4:      #414171
urxvt*color5:      #963c59
urxvt*color6:      #418179
urxvt*color7:      #bebebe
urxvt*color8:      #666666
urxvt*color9:      #cf6171
urxvt*color10:     #c5f779
urxvt*color11:     #fff796
urxvt*color12:     #4186be
urxvt*color13:     #cf9ebe
urxvt*color14:     #71bebe
urxvt*color15:     #ffffff
urxvt*fading:    15
urxvt*tintColor: #ffffff
urxvt*shading:    60
urxvt*inheritPixmap: True
urxvt*scrollBar: False
urxvt*font: -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*

kamagurka, I like your config a lot, but urxvt takes a lot of time loading on my machine (Pentium M 2GHz, 2Gb RAM). Is it slow for most people? I like a terminal to spring open instantly. This cheers me up on a dreary day.

Last edited by dhave (2007-10-29 07:02:16)


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#87 2007-10-29 14:12:35

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

urxvt opens instantly for me, and i only got 1gb of ram. altough i have 2.3 core2duo that doesnt really matter i think.
so theres gotta be something wrong with you setup hmm


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#88 2007-10-29 16:42:29

ss2
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

ramoneur wrote:

ss2 try this:

urxvt*inheritPixmap: 0
urxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/<youruser>/.background.xpm

if you want to tile the background, try this example:
urxvt*backgroundPixmap: "/home/<youruser>/.background.xpm;WxH+X+Y"

note that i have not tried tiling a background, this might not work, check man urxvt to be sure.

Thank you, that is working now. smile It looks like that my xpm file wasn't good. (Offtopic: xpm is a very cool image format  because of its ASCII file type)

dhave wrote:

kamagurka, I like your config a lot, but urxvt takes a lot of time loading on my machine (Pentium M 2GHz, 2Gb RAM). Is it slow for most people? I like a terminal to spring open instantly. This cheers me up on a dreary day.

I have the same issue too. It takes five seconds to start, even using the urxvt daemon. Maybe it is typicall, because once one instance is running, that damn thing is _fast_.

And using the borderless possibility of openbox, that terminal rocks with its appearance. smile


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#89 2007-10-29 18:59:04

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

im happy it works for you big_smile

and yes urxvt is absolutely the best looking terminal in the world big_smile
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7990 … 024pk4.png

Last edited by ramoneur (2007-10-29 19:07:33)


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#90 2007-10-29 22:18:16

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

ramoneur wrote:

im happy it works for you big_smile

and yes urxvt is absolutely the best looking terminal in the world big_smile
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7990 … 024pk4.png

it looks very nice!

can i display umlauts or better utf8 with urxvt? does it supports tabs? when yes - plz share your settings! wink


sorry for my bad english smile

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#91 2007-10-29 22:47:49

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

yes urxvt IS utf8 wink and it does support tabs with a perl extension, although i prefer using screen. i have totally forgotten how to make tabs, you better of searching if you want that. else here is my .Xdefaults:

urxvt*font: xft:MonteCarlo:pixelsize=9
urxvt*boldFont: xft:MonteCarlo:pixelsize=9:style=Bold

urxvt*depth:24
urxvt*scrollTtyKeypress: 1
urxvt*scrollTtyOutput: 0
urxvt*loginShell: true
urxvt*internalBorder: 0
urxvt*externalBorder: 0
urxvt*termName: rxvt
urxvt*saveLines: 10000

urxvt*scrollBar: 0
urxvt*borderless: 1
urxvt*geometry: 128x46

urxvt*fading: 0
urxvt*fadeColor: black
urxvt*shading: 25
urxvt*inheritPixmap: 0
urxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/ramoneur/.urxvtbg.xpm

urxvt*colorMode: on
urxvt*background: black
urxvt*foreground: white
urxvt*tintColor: #ffffff
urxvt*underlineColor: #FFFFFF
urxvt*pointerColor: black
urxvt*pointerColor2: white
urxvt*cursorColor: white
urxvt*cursorBlink: 0

urxvt*perl-ext-common:      default,matcher
urxvt*matcher.button:       1
urxvt*matcher.pattern.1:    \bwww\.[\w-]\.[\w./?&@#-]*[\w/-]
urxvt*urlLauncher:        firefox
urxvt*perl-lib: /usr/lib/urxvt/perl/

/*Black*/
urxvt*color0: #2c2d2e
/*Red3*/
urxvt*color1: #ae4747
/*Green3*/
urxvt*color2: #696c59
/*Yellow3*/
urxvt*color3: #c7c93d
/*Blue*/
urxvt*color4: #6f99b4
/*Magenta3*/
urxvt*color5: #aa8cbf
/*Cyan3*/
urxvt*color6: #68b4b1
/*Gray90*/
urxvt*color7: #707678
/*Gray30*/
urxvt*color8: #a3a5a6
/*Red*/
urxvt*color9: #ee6363
/*Green*/
urxvt*color10: #90a57d
/*Yellow*/
urxvt*color11: #d0c54d
/*Light Blue*/
urxvt*color12: #7c96b0
/*Magenta*/
urxvt*color13: #8f4c70
/*Cyan*/
urxvt*color14: #2d8285
/*White*/
urxvt*color15: #e2e2e2

!black text
!urxvt*color0:           #242424
!urxvt*color8:           #cdb5cd
!red text
!urxvt*color1:           #bf7979
!urxvt*color9:           #f4a45f
!green text
!urxvt*color2:           #97b26b
!urxvt*color10:          #c5f779
!yellow text
!urxvt*color3:           #cdcda1
!urxvt*color11:          #ffffaf
!blue text
!urxvt*color4:           #86a2be
!urxvt*color12:          #98afd9
!magenta text
!urxvt*color5:           #d9b798
!urxvt*color13:          #d7d998
!cyan text
!urxvt*color6:           #a1b5cd
!urxvt*color14:          #a1b5cd
!white
!urxvt*color7:           #ffffff
!urxvt*color15:          #dedede

dont remember where i got my colors from so ill just give props to the whole arch community wink


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#92 2007-10-30 10:34:00

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

Anyone have/know a nice .Xdefaults with white/bright backgroundcolor?
Sorry for thread steal.

edit: I managed to make a nice one by my self. smile

Last edited by erikl (2007-10-30 14:55:39)

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#93 2007-10-30 20:43:03

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

omg, now my background isnt working in urxvt since the latest update :S anyone know whats wrong?


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#94 2007-11-01 00:52:24

ss2
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

ramoneur wrote:

omg, now my background isnt working in urxvt since the latest update :S anyone know whats wrong?

Have the same problem here. Just did a downgrade and now it is working again... Looks like the new version has a bug or some other problem?


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#95 2007-11-01 02:58:42

ramoneur
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

how did you do the downgrade? the old version aint left in my cache, care to upload it for me or something? smile

Last edited by ramoneur (2007-11-01 02:58:50)


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#96 2009-03-12 08:28:56

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#97 2009-03-12 21:04:22

Hrod beraht
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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

jordi wrote:

xterm

but i am still looking for a better color-config

How about one of these nifty color schemes by Phrakture?

Bob

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#98 2009-03-12 22:26:38

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Re: The Best Looking Terminal in the World

This thread again? Geez, it's over two years old.

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