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Re: [vox-tech] rxvt / xterm color change on the fly?
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Re: [vox-tech] rxvt / xterm color change on the fly?

EGADS!  how did i spend the past year and a half without knowing this?

what a gem!   thanks, micah!


On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Micah Cowan wrote:

> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 11:51:00 -0800
> From: Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.com>
> Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.mother.com
> To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] rxvt / xterm color change on the fly?
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 11:12:59AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > is there a way to change the bgcolor of an rxvt or xterm on the fly?
> > 
> > ie, without killing a window, changing Xdefaults and restarting a window.
> > 
> > i seem to recall a way of getting some sort of console type object where you
> > can set colors, fonts, font sizes, etc, but i can't find any mention of it in
> > man rxvt.
> > 
> > thanks,
> > peter
> try editres.  Choose "Commands:Get Tree" and then click on xterm's window.
> Choose the "VT100" node and choose "Commands:Show Resource Box".  You can
> edit resources such as "foreground" and "background", etc., entering their
> values at the box at the bottom, and hitting "Apply" (note - when I did this
> there were so many resources that the window was larger than the screen,
> so you may have to resize the window. Also, the frame holding the field where
> you enter values was invisibly small, so you have to resize that as well).
> Micah

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