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Re: Make screen title flash ...

From: Sadrul H Chowdhury
Subject: Re: Make screen title flash ...
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:52:17 -0400

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Alan Young <address@hidden> wrote:
Is there a way to make a screen title flash?

If I'm using the wrong word here, I appologize.  On my status line I have

Screen(s): 0* irssi 1 stuff 2 morestuff 3 logs 4 htop 5 remote-server ...

I want to make the "0* irssi" flash on command.

My reason for this is I have bitlbee and twirssi setup and I'd like to
be notified when someone says my name in channel or sends me a direct
message via twitter or sends me an im.

There's a new command 'rendition' added to the development version (the man page is also updated!). If you can get your application to beep when you want to be notified (e.g. bitlbee beeps when some says your name etc.), then you can do the following:

  rendition bell +B

This will cause the title of the window to flash in the caption/hardstatus, until it is selected. You can also give different background/foreground colors to the title if you want, or make it bold, underline etc. (the 'STRING ESCAPES' section in the man page explains the syntax for all of them)


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