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rxvt-unicode-9.26.tar.bz2 and rxvt-unicode-9.29.tar.bz2

About: rxvt-unicode is a clone of the terminal emulator rxvt.

README.FAQ  (rxvt-unicode-9.26.tar.bz2):README.FAQ  (rxvt-unicode-9.29.tar.bz2)
RXVT-UNICODE/URXVT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RXVT-UNICODE/URXVT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Meta, Features & Commandline Issues Meta, Features & Commandline Issues
My question isn't answered here, can I ask a human? My question isn't answered here, can I ask a human?
Before sending me mail, you could go to IRC: "irc.freenode.net", channel Before sending me mail, you could go to IRC: "irc.libera.chat", channel
"#rxvt-unicode" has some rxvt-unicode enthusiasts that might be "#rxvt-unicode" has some rxvt-unicode enthusiasts that might be
interested in learning about new and exciting problems (but not FAQs :). interested in learning about new and exciting problems (but not FAQs :).
I use Gentoo, and I have a problem... I use Gentoo, and I have a problem...
There are two big problems with Gentoo Linux: first, most if not all There are two big problems with Gentoo Linux: first, most if not all
Gentoo systems are completely broken (missing or mismatched header Gentoo systems are completely broken (missing or mismatched header
files, broken compiler etc. are just the tip of the iceberg); secondly, files, broken compiler etc. are just the tip of the iceberg); secondly,
it should be called Gentoo GNU/Linux. it should be called Gentoo GNU/Linux.
For these reasons, it is impossible to support rxvt-unicode on Gentoo. For these reasons, it is impossible to support rxvt-unicode on Gentoo.
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Rendering, Font & Look and Feel Issues Rendering, Font & Look and Feel Issues
I can't get transparency working, what am I doing wrong? I can't get transparency working, what am I doing wrong?
First of all, transparency isn't officially supported in rxvt-unicode, First of all, transparency isn't officially supported in rxvt-unicode,
so you are mostly on your own. Do not bug the author about it (but you so you are mostly on your own. Do not bug the author about it (but you
may bug everybody else). Also, if you can't get it working consider it a may bug everybody else). Also, if you can't get it working consider it a
rite of passage: ... and you failed. rite of passage: ... and you failed.
Here are four ways to get transparency. Do read the manpage and option Here are four ways to get transparency. Do read the manpage and option
descriptions for the programs mentioned and rxvt-unicode. Really, do it! descriptions for the programs mentioned and rxvt-unicode. Really, do it!
1. Use transparent mode: 1. Use pseudo-transparency:
Esetroot wallpaper.jpg Esetroot wallpaper.jpg
urxvt -tr -tint red -sh 40 urxvt -tr -tint red -sh 40
That works. If you think it doesn't, you lack transparency and tinting That works. If you think it doesn't, you lack transparency and tinting
support, or you are unable to read. This method requires that the support, or you are unable to read. This method requires that the
background-setting program sets the _XROOTPMAP_ID or ESETROOT_PMAP_ID background-setting program sets the _XROOTPMAP_ID or ESETROOT_PMAP_ID
property. Compatible programs are Esetroot, hsetroot and feh. property. Compatible programs are Esetroot, hsetroot and feh.
2. Use a simple pixmap and emulate pseudo-transparency. This enables you 2. Use a simple pixmap and emulate pseudo-transparency. This enables you
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urxvt -pixmap "background.jpg;:root" urxvt -pixmap "background.jpg;:root"
That works. If you think it doesn't, you lack GDK-PixBuf support, or you That works. If you think it doesn't, you lack GDK-PixBuf support, or you
are unable to read. are unable to read.
3. Use an ARGB visual: 3. Use an ARGB visual:
urxvt -depth 32 -fg grey90 -bg rgba:0000/0000/4444/cccc urxvt -depth 32 -fg grey90 -bg rgba:0000/0000/4444/cccc
This requires XFT support, and the support of your X-server. If that This requires XFT support, and the support of your X-server. If that
doesn't work for you, blame Xorg and Keith Packard. ARGB visuals aren't doesn't work for you, find a working composite manager or window
there yet, no matter what they claim. Rxvt-Unicode contains the manager, both are required to support ARGB visuals for client windows.
necessary bugfixes and workarounds for Xft and Xlib to make it work, but
that doesn't mean that your WM has the required kludges in place.
4. Use xcompmgr and let it do the job: 4. Use xcompmgr and let it do the job:
xprop -frame -f _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 32c \ xprop -frame -f _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 32c \
-set _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 0xc0000000 -set _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY 0xc0000000
Then click on a window you want to make transparent. Replace 0xc0000000 Then click on a window you want to make transparent. Replace 0xc0000000
by other values to change the degree of opacity. If it doesn't work and by other values to change the degree of opacity. If it doesn't work and
your server crashes, you got to keep the pieces. your server crashes, you got to keep the pieces.
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