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[screen-devel] [bug #33308] cannot close screen when window not maximize
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[screen-devel] [bug #33308] cannot close screen when window not maximized
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
Assigned to: None
Discussion Lock: Any
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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