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This would be useful with things like running "top" on a wide screen
LCD. I'm lucky enough to have a pivoting LCD and a Linux distro that
make it easy to use, but I think think this solves the problem for the
masses. The problem is this: We have these wide screen displays that
are great for movies, but suck for documents. How do we (best) use
them as shell terminals?
On 2/9/07, Brian
> On 2/9/07, Michael Schroeder
>> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 01:47:55PM -0500, Brian Mathis wrote:
>> > I'm not sure my description is good enough, but the idea
is that on a
>> > wide terminal, you could split that space into 2, and
create an extra
>> > long terminal for 1 program to use.
>> This is actually doable, It's just a matter of setting up the
>> "viewports" in the "canvas". Compile screen with -DHOLE to get
>> another example of a non-standard layout.
>> How about the other screen users? Do you think it's worth to
>> implement something like this?
> I don't see this as an important feature. The suggested example
> already be accomplished easily in vim, especially with the
> 'scrollbind' feature. Having an extra long terminal just isn't
> big of a deal when screen's scrollback buffer is so easily
This feature in vim is definitely similar, but that's just one
application. There are many more where making this type of
functionality available would apply across the board. It would be
useful in all sorts of editors, email clients, irc, etc... and not
everyone uses vim. The beauty of screen is that you don't need an
implementation of this type of window control in every app
independently. I think it takes the idea of virtual terminals to a new
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