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Re: Copy-scrollback mode -- VIsual feedback in window caption?

From: Gerald Young
Subject: Re: Copy-scrollback mode -- VIsual feedback in window caption?
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:10:10 -0500
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On Thursday 17 December 2009 3:24:20 am Chris Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 01:28:50AM EST, Alexander Steinert wrote:
> > Chris Jones, Tue 2009-12-15 23:45 CET:
> > > Maybe the new feature was not necessary after all, since it's quite
> > > possible to acquire the habit of hitting '^A m' when coming back to
> > > one's screen session, as in "now, let's see.. where was I"..
> >
> > ^G is much more helpful, IMHO, assuming that you don't have an
> > application running where that could be "harmful".
> I agree.. although I can't think of any applications I run on a regular
> basis taking 'g' as a command, apart from ELinks, where it pops up a
> dialog prompting you for a URL, it feels like an accident to happen.
> Unless you go through all your favorite applications and remap 'g' to
> displaying a message such as "no.. you are not in screen's copy mode",
> naturally :-)

Doing '^A [' should either get you into copy mode (which can be promptly 
exited with '[') or, if already on copy mode, tells you "Must be on a window 

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