On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 19:14:13 +0800 Stephen Liu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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You can add the fontsize as a parameter when you invoke it, like this:
xterm -fn <fontsize>
I use 'xterm -fn 9x15' on a high res monitor and set it (along with some other params) in my window manager (blackbox) menu config.
Where can I find "window manager"? From 'Control Center' ok KDE?
# menu config menu: Command not found. # menuconfig menuconfig: Command not found
Kindly advise. TIA
B.R. Stephen Liu
You probably can't. As I am using the term, "window manager" is not an applet but a reference to whatever you happen to be using to control graphical window behavior on your desktop. It looks like your window manager is KDE (which also happens to provide other services so is called a "desktop environment" to denote these additional features). My window manager is called "blackbox" which has a simple menu configuration file where I can input a line for xterm and conveniently call it through an item on a neat little pull-up menu.
For you I would suggest that you create a "shortcut" on your desktop. You'll need to check with the KDE documentation since I don't actually use it but it's probably as simple as right-clicking the desktop with your mouse and choosing "new" or something like that and then through "properties" type in the full command you want your new shortcut icon to invoke.
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You can do this pretty easily in KDE- right click on the Panel, go to Add/Special Button/Non-KDE Application, which will open a file browser. navigate to the xterm binary, and then pass the options to it, in this case for fonts. You can also create a resource file to set the defaults for font sizes and others, then source it via xrdb <resource file>. Most of the *term programs are all considered XTerm derivatives, so will honor their resource hints.
I missed the start of this thread, but running a seriously 'heavy-weight' Window Manager/Desktop Environment like KDE and then a less resource intensive console seems a bit odd...but I'd suggest taking a look at aterm- it's a derivative of rxvt, less than half the footprint of xterm (which is less than half the size of 'konsole' already), supports transparency if that's your thing...
A sample .Xresources (can be named anything, but needs to be sourced via .xinitrc or other X startup means), could look like:
Xterm*loginShell: true XTerm*scrollBar: true XTerm*saveLines: 1500 XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: white
aterm*transparent: true aterm*transpscrollbar: true #aterm*tinting: light blue aterm*foreground: white aterm*shading: 40
They could actually be changed to:
etc etc and thus affect both XTerm and aterm both explicitly, but aterm in this case will still honor the XTerm* settings unless overridden via an equal aterm* setting. You can also set the default fonts and or sizes as well...
Blackbox is pretty slick as a minimal WM, although I've got to say I never got Rox-Filer working as expected, one of the few things I begrudgingly miss from the KDE apps (konqueror, even if it is sort of a pig on resources). Blackbox does however, fix one of the only other issues of the 'desktop environments' (GNOME, KDE) that I've come to like- tabbed consoles. If Rox-Filer or another app could replace close to konqueror functionality, and perhaps offer a decent panel app (the slit is nice, but I don't like their pager/panel much), I'd likely be able to remove the KDE libs from all my systems happily ;-)
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