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bug #24818: Feature request for optional marginals to text contents in screen.

Submitted by:  Jesper J <jesperj>
Submitted on:  Tue 11 Nov 2008 09:12:44 PM UTC  
Votes:  50  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterStatus: Need Discussion
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: Later
Work Required: None

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Tue 11 Nov 2008 09:12:44 PM UTC, original submission:

I (and atleast one other user I talked with on freenode irc) would like to be able to set a margin of X characters wide on either just left or right side, or preferably also top and bottom, of the linux text console/and or GNU screen.

The reason for wanting the feature is that we feel that it will increase readability since we can find it hard to read when the characters goes to the very edges of the screen. Of course this is a personal preference but I think many others would also want the posibility. On the old CRT monitors it was easy to change this to personal preference with adjusting the monitors visible area, but on for example a laptop it is not possible.

It doesn't look like framebuffer modules can do this (been looking at i810fb which I am using atm, or vesafb). So I have been thinking if GNU screen could be modified to give this option.

I hereby request this feature and hope it will be implemented.

Any thoughts about this are welcome.

Best regards,

Jesper J

Jesper J <jesperj>


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