Re: [dev] mcabber (IM) and dwm?

From: Christoph Schied <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:17:58 +0200


On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 09:59:20AM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
> I'm using mcabber ( as an IM client. I'm trying to
> get it to set it upso that on new messages the tag should be
> highlighted.

You will need to use a terminal which can set the X11 urgency hint when
a bell occurs in the terminal.
Using urxvt, you put the following in .Xdefaults:
 URxvt*urgentOnBell: true

Now you have to set mcabber to bell when a message arrives:
 set beep_on_message = 1
Received on Sat Jul 18 2009 - 08:17:58 UTC

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