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bug #34075: Too easy to miss output notifications--keep status display

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 19 Aug 2011 04:20:50 PM UTC  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None
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Sat 20 Aug 2011 12:02:02 AM UTC, comment #2:

Interesting to note "rendition monitor", but my window list doesn't fit in the status line, even if I was willing to sacrifice the whole thing to it. A compact output, and absent except when something's worth noticing, fits much better. But thanks for the quick response, and I didn't even know that a "rendition" command had been added!

Andy Valencia

Fri 19 Aug 2011 11:16:01 PM UTC, comment #1:

You can use the 'rendition' command to specify how a monitor-ed window with 'unseen output' shows up in the window-list. For example,

rendition monitor rg

in your .screenrc will cause such a window to show up in red-over-green text in the windowlist (i.e. in '%+Lw' or '%-Lw' outputs).

I personally set finch to beep when an IM comes in, or someone says my name in IRC/MUC, and use 'rendition bell' in screen to highlight the window (since many other events, e.g. someone in the buddylist signing out/in can trigger 'monitor').

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <sadrul>
Project Administrator
Fri 19 Aug 2011 04:20:50 PM UTC, original submission:

With output monitoring, I can leave "finch" running in a window and get notification when messages arrive. But if I'm hacking at full speed, flipping screens, it's easy to miss the message (it comes in just as I flip screens). I've added %E to the hardstatus string, which expands to a string 0-9+ of window numbers ("+" if any window > 9 is included) which have had output notifications, but the window has not been the current window yet.

So I can now add "%?Msgs<%E>%?" to my hardstatus string, and now my status bar shows there's output to see. And keeps showing it until I flip over to that window.

Attached is my initial patch. I'm living with this proposed feature and patch, and will update if/when I come across any further issues.



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