OT: xterm setup

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Sat Aug 30 22:24:47 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Aug 31), Jesse Sheidlower said:
> I recently upgraded my desktop to Gnome2, and of the various things
> that are causing me grief, the biggest is what's happened to my xterm
> windows. Now, after the change, it does three things differently and
> annoyingly: (1) it defaults to black/colored text on a white
> background; (2) it doesn't have a scrollbar of any sort; and (3)
> there's no menubar with basic "File"/"Edit" etc. options.
> I can somewhat get around (1) by launching it with "xterm -r",
> although while this does display white/colored on black, it also
> makes other menus (e.g. those launched with ctrl-[mouse buttons])
> look incomplete. But (2) is the worst; I really need to have
> scrollbars with this. I see that there's a toggleable option to
> "Enable Scrollbar" that I get to with ctrl-Mouse2, but this isn't a
> regular scrollbar that I can click up and down on, with a moveable
> thumb, etc., as I used to have before the upgrade and as the
> gnome-terminal has now.

You must not have been using xterm before, then, since I don't believe
you can have any scrollbar other than the standard X-style (RMB scrolls
up, LMB scrolls down) bar, and it does not come with a menubar either.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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