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The desired options can be set via the dropdown menu which appears on right-clicking inside the window. Any changes made will be written to <tt>~/.config/lilyterm.conf</tt>
 
The desired options can be set via the dropdown menu which appears on right-clicking inside the window. Any changes made will be written to <tt>~/.config/lilyterm.conf</tt>
 
=Tips and Tricks=
 
<tt>libvte</tt> is a little slower than xterm, rxvt and mlterm. To speed up the rendering speed, you should have a good X settings, like using "XAA" instead of "EXA":
 
{{File|name=/etc/X11/xorg.conf|content=Option          "AccelMethod"          "XAA"}}
 
According to the author, this step is not really neccessary:
 
''"In my personal experience, the rendering speed of LilyTerm is still acceptable on an Eee PC 701 (Celeron 630) with Compiz"''
 
 
Should LilyTerm conflict with compiz (a black screen or transparent/colorless text appears) use the following setting:
 
{{File|name=/etc/X11/xorg.conf|content=Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"}}
 
  
 
=More Resources=
 
=More Resources=
 
* [http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/index.html LilyTerm Homepage]
 
* [http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/index.html LilyTerm Homepage]

Revision as of 15:38, 13 January 2011

Introduction

Taken from the LilyTerm page: LilyTerm is a terminal emulator based off of libvte that aims to be fast and lightweight

It features:

  • "Single Instance Application" mode: launching another session of LilyTerm as another window of the original/parent LilyTerm - thus the LilyTerm started after the first one takes considerably less time to load
  • Support for tabbing, coloring and reordering tabs
  • The ability to manipulate tabs through keybindings
  • True transparency support (requires enabled compositing)
  • Support for background transparency and saturation.
  • Custom foreground/background colors and colors
  • Ability to change encoding environment for current or new tab on-the-fly (UTF-8 by default)
  • Hyperlink support.
  • Fullscreen support.
  • Dimming on lost focus
  • Several customization options: Rebinding keys, for instance
  • User/system-profile support.
  • Extensive UTF-8 support.

Installation

LilyTerm can be installed from the [community]-Repository:

# pacman -S lilyterm

Configuration

The desired options can be set via the dropdown menu which appears on right-clicking inside the window. Any changes made will be written to ~/.config/lilyterm.conf

More Resources