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README.md

ROXTerm

After a long break (literally) ROXTerm is making a comeback on github. Its original home was on Sourceforge.

ROXTerm is a terminal emulator intended to provide similar features to gnome-terminal, based on the same VTE library. It was originally designed to have a smaller footprint and quicker start-up time by not using the Gnome libraries and by using a separate applet to provide the configuration GUI, but thanks to all the features it's acquired over the years ROXTerm can probably now be accused of bloat. However, it is more configurable than gnome-terminal and aimed more at "power" users who make heavy use of terminals.

It still supports the ROX desktop application layout it was named after, but can also be installed in a more conventional manner for use in other desktop environments.

Kinetic scrolling

Recent versions of ROXTerm support kinetic scrolling with libinput, which considerably improves the UX on laptops for users of Wayland, and for xorg users who can't or prefer not to use the deprecated synaptics driver. However, it requires a patched fork of vte. This version is also available in AUR. ROXTerm can now detect the patch at run-time without having to be recompiled. If you like this feature please visit this vte issue (you may get a 500 error at the moment dues to a gitlab problem) and give it an upvote.

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Tempus Themes should have support for roxterm by the time you read this. If not, you can use convert-tempus.

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