Re: Eterm tiling and Esetroot

Benjamin J. Tracy (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 14:36:24 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, Kirk Bauer wrote:
> > I just resubscribed to this list after refusing to move past
> > AfterStep 1.0 for a while... but I am now using 1.4.5... finnaly.
> > I like it... it just took a while to figure out how I wanted to
> > configure it...
> > 
> > Where can I find Eterm?
> > 
> > Also, I have seen terminal windows with transparent backgrounds...
> > what terminal program will do this and where do I find it?
> Either Eterm or rxvt can be used for this, although neither of them are
> really transparent.  If you adjust the offset for the pixmap in your
> terminal window you can make them both *look* like they're transparent,
> but they won't really be.  Rxvt is better for this (imho) if you're just
> looking to place a terminal window on the screen which won't ever move,
> but Eterm is what you'll need to use if you want to be able to move the
> window around and have it's background stay in sync with the root window.
> Even so, Eterm is faking it by checking what it's new location is and
> adjusting the offset of it's background pixmap accordingly after each
> move.  Eats up huge amounts of CPU time, but it looks nice.  Due to the
> way X is put together, true transparent term windows will probably be a
> long time in coming, but it all depends on how desperate Mandrake and
> Raster get to be the first to make a real one.  ;)
> > It seems that Eterm lets you put an image in the terminal
> > window... right?
> Yes, and so does rxvt, which is what Eterm is based on.
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