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bug #47943: option to make screen resize on every terminal resize with multiple clients are attached to the same screen.

Submitted by:  Rovanion Luckey <rovanion>
Submitted on:  Tue 17 May 2016 11:51:56 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Tue 17 May 2016 11:51:56 AM UTC, original submission:

I'd like to begin by thanking you all for the great work you do on GNU Screen, a software which I'd be hard pressed to work/live without! But on to the request:

When there's only one client attached to a screen, GNU screen resizes it's size to match the attached clients terminal size whenever that terminal changes size. But when a second client connects using screen -x this behaviour stops and the screen size only ever changes on <prefixkey> F.

What I would like is an option to make GNU screen continue behaving like it does with only client is connected - so that screen continues resizing it's working area to that of the last resized terminal.

I've got my weechat in a screen on a server. I'm the only person using it and I got multiple connections going from multiple computers at any point - but I, the person, am only at one computer at a time, so whichever x-term I'm currently at screen should adopt to, automatically.

Another option would be to have some key binding which allows a connected client to take the role as the "primary" client to whom screen listens to resize events from. What I want to get away from is the constant <prefixkey> F presses that I'm currently sending my screen - it would be much more convenient if screen would just follow me around so to speak.

So why don't I detach all other sessions whenever I reach another computer with screen -rd? Well, sometimes I do. But it's also an inconvenience.

Thank you for taking your time reading this!

Rovanion Luckey <rovanion>


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