Projects / aterm


aterm (AfterStep term) is an xterm replacement, based on rxvt v.2.4.8. It includes features such as NeXT style scrollbar, resource efficient pseudo-transparency. It understands root background changes by AfterStep Pager and Esetroot. The primary goal of aterm is to provide cool visual features without resource consumption. It can be compiled to utilize AfterStep's libasimage for wider image format support.


Recent releases

  •  01 Aug 2007 21:43

    Release Notes: This release includes fixes for pasting large (16k) amounts into aterm, the borderless option, and several other issues.

    •  05 Jul 2005 15:35

      Release Notes: Problems with root background handling which caused crashes and flickering were fixed.

      •  09 Jun 2005 17:13

        Release Notes: This release reimplements support for scaling background images and fixes detection and usage of standalone libAfterImage for background images.

        •  02 Jun 2005 19:48

          Release Notes: Delayed background rendering for better performance. Support for window management specs to track current desktop and hidden/shaded state. Compilation fixes.

          •  20 Jan 2005 22:36

            Release Notes: Improved integration with AfterStep. Patches from Gentoo have been applied. This release allows for borderless terminals and fixes bugs.

            Recent comments

            02 Aug 2007 10:08 sashav

            Future releases
            Thank you all for many years of support of aterm - it was fun.

            aterm 1.0.1 is probably the very last release of aterm.

            Everyone should start using rxvt-unicode as it is much more up-to-date and handles unicode realy well. All of the aterm's visual features will be and already are ported into rxvt-unicode, and I personally will work on rxvt-unicode exclusively from now on.

            26 Jul 2006 13:07 uicukie

            aterm fonts
            I can't for the life of me figure out to configure aterm to change fonts dynamically. In the manuals, there's a mention of changing fonts on the fly, but so far everything i tried didnt work.

            here's what i found: "You can change fonts on-the-fly, which is to say cycle through the default font and others of various sizes, by using Shift-KP_Add and Shift-KP_Subtract. Or, alternatively (if enabled) with Alt-> and Alt-<, where the actual key can be selected using resources smallfont_key/bigfont_key."

            this method doesn't work, or it doesn't work the way i try it. So please let me know how to do it properly.


            10 Jul 2006 20:19 bragatto

            Re: removing borders

            I meant "up left icon" instead of "up right icon"!

            SORRY, READ THIS, PLS

            10 Jul 2006 20:15 bragatto

            Re: removing borders



            > % could you send me that file plz?

            > %

            > % my email address is




            > mail is out.

            > have fun!

            Altouhgh I was the first one to add a comment here, I just decided to come back today, 5 years later and I really dont know why. LOL!

            Im still using aterm as my favorite terminal. Since Im running KDE (wich is some kind of wierd to me to addmit cause I was a huge windowmaker entustiast), I dont have any trouble about removing borders cause its handled by the KDE itself.

            In order to achieve that, you may click on the icon up right at the desired window (of course it can change depending on your's "Window Decorations" located at "Appearence & Themes" on the KDE Control Center), access the "Advanced" menu and select "No Border".

            After resizing, moving and removing borders, I save my KDE session to always start with my aterm terminals already opened the way I like.

            I must say that's a sortcut to access that "up right icon" (but I dont know if will work for everybody):

            ALT+SPACEBAR -> Advanced -> No Border

            31 Dec 2004 05:43 huander

            Re: aterm+vi--->elvis problem
            Thanks,... Good option for my aterm and vi....


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