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URxvt settings with solarized theme
! Xft settings
Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.antialias: false
Xft.rgba: rgb
Xft.hinting: true
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
! URxvt settings
! Colours lifted from Solarized (
! More info at:
URxvt.depth: 32
URxvt.geometry: 90x30
URxvt.transparent: false
URxvt.fading: 0
! URxvt.urgentOnBell: true
! URxvt.visualBell: true
URxvt.loginShell: true
URxvt.saveLines: 50
URxvt.internalBorder: 3
URxvt.lineSpace: 0
! Fonts
URxvt.allow_bold: false
/* URxvt.font: -*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-12-120-72-72-c-60-iso8859-1 */
URxvt*font: xft:Monospace:pixelsize=14
URxvt*boldFont: xft:Monospace:pixelsize=14
! Fix font space
URxvt*letterSpace: -1
! Scrollbar
URxvt.scrollStyle: rxvt
URxvt.scrollBar: false
! Perl extensions
URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,matcher
URxvt.matcher.button: 1
URxvt.urlLauncher: firefox
! Cursor
URxvt.cursorBlink: true
URxvt.cursorColor: #657b83
URxvt.cursorUnderline: false
! Pointer
URxvt.pointerBlank: true
*background: #002b36
*foreground: #657b83
!!*fading: 40
*fadeColor: #002b36
*cursorColor: #93a1a1
*pointerColorBackground: #586e75
*pointerColorForeground: #93a1a1
!! black dark/light
*color0: #073642
*color8: #002b36
!! red dark/light
*color1: #dc322f
*color9: #cb4b16
!! green dark/light
*color2: #859900
*color10: #586e75
!! yellow dark/light
*color3: #b58900
*color11: #657b83
!! blue dark/light
*color4: #268bd2
*color12: #839496
!! magenta dark/light
*color5: #d33682
*color13: #6c71c4
!! cyan dark/light
*color6: #2aa198
*color14: #93a1a1
!! white dark/light
*color7: #eee8d5
*color15: #fdf6e3
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zwild commented Apr 16, 2013

pretty cool

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oconnor663 commented May 10, 2013

When I try this, the foreground text seems too dark. I think you have it at base00, when it should be at base0. This change it for me:
*foreground: #839496

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speedlight commented Jun 8, 2013

Basic, clean and solarized urxvt ;)

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ak5 commented Jun 19, 2013

I have an issue with color8 being the same color as the background. Some CLI apps I use (notably node/npm/express/grunt and everything from that stack), use that color text on the background, making it unreadable.

I just got rid of color8 and renamed color9->8, color10->9 etc.

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ramonmoraes8080 commented Sep 16, 2013

amazing! nice job.

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stjhimy commented Oct 15, 2013


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aut0 commented Apr 17, 2014

URxvt.urlLauncher is now URxvt.url-launcher

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sbergandy commented Feb 13, 2015

Great job. Thanks 👍

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ghost commented Jul 29, 2015


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Sonique commented Nov 19, 2015

Thanks. Works amazing. But with this config image preview in ranger doesn't work anymore, is it occurs only on my laptop?

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bitswarming commented Dec 19, 2015

run htop. :( needs a fix. (user column unvisible)

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ghost commented Jan 13, 2016

@bitswarming, this is not problem of .Xresources. The problem of Solarized color scheme (i. e. her implementation):
See colors of my terminal
Check dark green or dark yellow colors.

If you want to get correct colors in htop, see this page: Htop with patches.

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ghost commented Jan 13, 2016

BTW, I don't understand why everyone likes this config. Nothing unusual, I think.

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vinzBad commented Jan 19, 2016

@kalterfive This gist is on the first page when you google "rxvt-unicode color schemes" ;)

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sixtyfive commented Feb 2, 2016

Wow, people find this readable at all?

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ColinGilbert commented May 27, 2016

Sorry for being completely retentive, but is there a formal license for this code? I wouldn't mind using it in a distro. X license would be fine :)

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valda commented Mar 26, 2021


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