Re: [wmii] changing font size of terminals

From: Ivan F. Villanueva B. <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:18:24 +0200

El Tue, Jun 03, 2008 08:03:40PM -0600, David Morris escribió:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 5:11 AM, Ivan F. Villanueva B.
> <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would like to decrease the font size of xterms when moving them to the right
> > column. I wonder if someone could point me to the right direction. The info I
> > guess I need is
> >
> > a) how to change the font size of an already open terminal from another
> > process
> >
> > b) how to detect in wmii that I move a xterm to the right column and start
> > a process that does a)
> Interesting idea. One possibility would be to use the
> terminal "mrxvt", which (among other features) allows
> creation of a command "pipe" which you can write text
> commands to (in much the same way you use wmiir to write to
> the special wmiir file-system, except dumping data directly
> into the file.

Fist of all thanks.

Interesting, but no utf-8 support. Nevertheless I wanted to try the pipe to
send commands but I cannot find it in the documentation.
> Then all you need to do is modify the key bindings to check
> if the client is moving to a specific column and if the
> client is a commandable mrxvt terminal window. If so, then
> write the font resize command.

> Of course, if you're using mrxvt anyways, you have a simple
> key binding you can use to change font size which is
> configurable in mrxvt itself (Ctrl-+ and Ctrl-_).

Yes, that works.

Iván F. Villanueva B.
Received on Wed Jun 04 2008 - 21:18:25 UTC

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