rxvt-unicode

rxvt-unicode
1
is a
VT102
2
emulator for the
X
3
window system.


Dependencies

Required


1. Install

NOTE

  • rxvt-unicode-patched is a patch for
    rxvt-unicode
    with font spacing fix
  • urxvt-vtwheel is an alternative for rxvt-unicode-better-wheel-scrolling

2. Configure

2.1. Set as default terminal

NOTE

urxvt
4
is the shell command for rxvt-unicode

  • It is the default terminal of i3 when $TERMINAL is not set
  • It has the highest order of i3-sensible-terminal terminals
  • It becomes the default unless $TERMINAL or x-terminal-emulator is set

2.2. Perl extensions

NOTE

  • .Xresources is the modern convention filename to store X resources
  • .Xdefaults was an older convention filename
  • i3 window manager loads .Xresources file on login
  • See Perl extensions
    5

2.3. Native transparency

NOTE

See
Native transparency
6
.


2.4. Color scheme

NOTE

See
Configuring URxvt to Make It Usable and Less Ugly#Configurations
7
.

2.5. Scrollbar

NOTE

See
lgaggini's .Xresources#L115
8
.

IMPORTANT

Log out then log in to see changes.

  • e.g. $mod+shift+e in i3

References

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