[arch-general] Xterm urgency hint

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Fri Oct 8 13:42:24 EDT 2010

Nick Jones [2010.10.08 1359 +0100]:
> On Fri, 08 Oct 2010 at 09:42:04 -0300, Norbert Zeh wrote:
> > I've just run into a strange problem.  In order to highlight terminal
> > windows that require my attention, I make the application running in the
> > window beep, and I have set xterm*bellIsUrgent:true.  The problem: xterm
> > seems to simply ignore this setting.  I can also go into the xterm menu
> > and activate/deactivate bell urgency, but it makes no difference.  I
> > always hear a beep instead of the window's urgency WM hint being set.
> Maybe an obvious suggestion, but check that:
> $ xset b on
> Perhaps?

Thanks for the suggestion, but this seems to control only bell
volume/pitch, which is not the issue here.  The issue is that the bell
is not supposed to make any sound but instead set the urgency window
manager hint.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to answer.


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