A lot of i3 users miss a workspace notification when they are being highlighted in an IRC channel, in order to prevent people from getting tired of explaining this short setup over and over again I wrote this article in my old blog. As it’s still visited a lot it obviously survives the server move and enters also this blog.
For screen you only have to disable the vbell in the screenrc:
UPDATE 20131027: nille made me aware of the fact, that it’s possible to change the vbell state in a screen session using the C-a C-g key combo.
When you use urxvt as a terminal the urgentOnBell option has to be activated in the Xdefaults file. In case you use an other terminal take a look at the respective documentation.
For irssi there are two ways to handle this. If you have a running instance you can set this by using these commands:
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Or alternatively by editing the configuration:
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