[arch-general] Xterm urgency hint

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Fri Oct 8 14:57:52 EDT 2010

Norbert Zeh [2010.10.08 0942 -0300]:
> Hi folks,
> 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.
> I'm almost certain that's an upstream bug introduced fairly recently
> because I had the same problem on my Debian machine.  Does anybody have
> a clue where to report this bug?  I simply can't find a decent project
> web page for xterm.

Actually, it's not an upstream bug, but a bug as far downstream as you
can go: the user.  I made a really silly mistake in setting up my window
manager.  So, xterm works, my brain doesn't.


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