I seldom have my irssi urxvt not on a current view, but whenever this happens, a notice about any highlight would be welcome. This can be done with only a few steps:
- Launch the irssi urxvt with −urgentOnBell
- In case screen is used enable audible bells with ^A^G
- Set following values in irssi:
This basically tells irssi to send a (alarm) on highlights. Then on such an alarm, urxvt sets the urgency hint and the window manager, if it supports urgency at all, will try to inform you about that.