[xmonad] terminal that can handle being resized?

Matt Brown deadguysfrom at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 19:59:40 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2008.09.17 15:31:59 -0700, Matt Brown <deadguysfrom at gmail.com> scribbled 0.6K characters:
>> I'm using one of the standard layouts, where one window is bigger than
>> all the others, which is great, except my terminal emulator (xterm,
>> tried rxvt too) doesn't handle being resized very well.  It starts
>> wrapping at the new width (also great).  My problem is that when a
>> window starts out big, then gets shrunk and restored to its original
>> size, all the old lines are truncated at the small width.  the rest of
>> the window is blank.  is there a terminal that can handle being
>> resized better, or a config option for either of these?  or is there a
>> way I can get xmonad to ask the window to redraw itself?
>> thanks
>> -matt
> I think the standard recommendation is not rxvt or xterm, but rxvt-unicode/urxvt; I've also found gnome-terminal to work pretty well.
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I tried urxvt, and it had the same problem as the others (which is
really too bad, because it has some righteous features).
gnome-terminal handles the resizing, but is less customizable.  i
guess no perfect solution yet.

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