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Re: cursor/tab/highlighting problems in gnome-terminal

From: Dan Davison
Subject: Re: cursor/tab/highlighting problems in gnome-terminal
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:08:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 02:05:30PM -0400, Joel J. Adamson wrote:
> Dan Davison <address@hidden> writes:
> > I'm using emacs22 in a gnome-terminal under ubuntu hardy. 
> Why?  Quick edits?  Remote session?

I'm a command-line oriented linux user who for the last few years was
using a fairly aggressively minimalistic window manager
(ion3). However I finally decided I wasn't going to invest enough time
in the necessary lua scripting, and gave in and switched to
gnome. Then, I'm slightly embarrased to admit, I got hooked on all the
sliding between multiple desktops, zooming out and seeing all 9 of
them, transparency effects, etc, of compiz. So to answer your
question, I use bash shells a lot, and I use emacs a lot. I want all
my bash/emacs sessions to have the same 'feel' (same colours, fonts,
transparency, lack of unnecessary adornments) and that was easy to set
up by running emacs without X in gnome-terminals. gnome just provides
a desktop background image (no icons!!!). I don't have menu bars or
scrollbars or anything, and I can't see anything desirable about the
gtk version of emacs, but would be happy to be corrected on this

> For whatever reason you're running in a terminal, there's probably
> another way to do what you want with the X interface.
> Also, xterm is a highly under-rated terminal emulator, and is very
> configurable (give the man page a look).

Ermm, I'm a bit addicted to semi-transparency currently. I don't think
I can have that with xterm?

> Perhaps your problem is in how you choose to set things up, rather than
> a real Emacs problem?

I do appreciate your suggestion. However ubuntu's default
gnome-terminal is otherwise giving me a nice experience and was very
simple to configure (automatically inherits nice-looking system fonts,
colours in bash via dircolors, transparency via idiots' sliding bar in
gtk configuration dialogue box, window decoration via beryl/emerald)


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