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Kaizen #4: Switched from st Terminal to termite

October 31, 2020

Too Much Hassle With st Terminal

While I love the suckless.org philosophy and I’m very happy with dwm as my window manager, it’s not the same with the st terminal.

I patched my st terminal to enable scrollback (it’s more like page up and down) and keyboard-based select and copy text from the terminal which worked okayish, but lately I ran more often into situations where I wanted to select text from mulitple continuous screens. But as soon I was in select mode, I was not able to change the pages anymore.

Realizing that I now would need to research and patch my st installation for such a basic functionality and knowing that this feature comes out of the box with other terminal emulations, I reverted back to termite.

Scrollback and selecting/copying text works without any hiccups. There’s one thing though I need to fix (later): Somehow, dwm shows “broken” as a window title for termite.