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[screen-devel] [bug #33308] cannot close screen when window not maximize

From: What, me urgent?
Subject: [screen-devel] [bug #33308] cannot close screen when window not maximized
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 17:58:29 +0000
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                 Summary: cannot close screen when window not maximized
                 Project: GNU Screen
            Submitted by: whatmeurgent
            Submitted on: Fri 13 May 2011 05:58:28 PM GMT
                Category: User Interface
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.0.3
           Fixed Release: None
         Planned Release: None
           Work Required: None



1] launch screen from a non-maximized xterm window
2] create a few windows
3] ctrl-a | to vertically split the viewport once or twice
4] ctrl-a \ to close all windows and exit

The command fails. The title bar of the xterm window displays an error message
"width 5 chars too small".
What seems to be happening is that the funtionality of the command depends
upon the prompt being able to display it's complete text on a single line.

One way or another, the command should not fail, and the user shouldn't be
forced to maximize the window or unsplit a viewport in order to close screen.
Reasonable expectations, in my opinion, at least, include:
1] print what's possible of the exit prompt message in the space available,
and accept the y/n response.
2] make an exception to the separation of viewport into the "splits", and
print the exit prompt message across the viewport "split" border, so it
appears across the bottom line of the window as if the split wasn't there.
3] make an exception and allow the exit prompt message to scroll multiple
lines in the selected split part of the viewport.
4] make an exception, and in this case, instead of printing the exit prompt
message in place, print an abbreviated message to the effect "read the window
title, bloke", and display the usual exit prompt message there (ie. on the
window title bar) instead of the error message "width n chars too small".


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