The suckless terminal (st) with some additional features that make it literally the best terminal emulator ever:
shiftwhile scrolling the mouse.
alt-j. Faster with
alt-homereturns to default
alt-c, paste is
pywalfor dynamic colors.
You should have xlib header files and libharfbuzz build files installed.
git clone https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/st cd st sudo make install
make is required to build.
fontconfig is required for the
default build, since it asks
fontconfig for your system monospace font. It
might be obvious, but
libXft are required as well. Chances are,
you have all of this installed already.
On OpenBSD, be sure to edit
config.mk first and remove
-lrt from the
$LIBS before compiling.
Be sure to have a composite manager (
picom, etc.) running if you
For many key variables, this build of
st will look for X settings set in
~/.Xresources. You must run
xrdb on one of these
files to load the settings.
For example, you can define your desired fonts, transparency or colors:
*.font: Liberation Mono:pixelsize=12:antialias=true:autohint=true; *.alpha: 0.9 *.color0: #111 ...
alpha value (for transparency) goes from
0 (transparent) to
(opaque). There is an example
Xdefaults file in this respository.
To be clear about the color settings:
walhas run in your session, its colors will take priority.
Note that when you run
wal, it will negate the transparency of existing windows, but new windows will continue with the previously defined transparency.
If st crashes when viewing emojis, install libxft-bgra from the AUR.
Note that some special characters may appear truncated if too wide. You might
want to manually set your prefered emoji/special character font to a lower size
config.h file to avoid this. By default, JoyPixels is used at a
smaller size than the usual text.