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bug #23631: "transparency" mode for Screen

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Wed 18 Jun 2008 09:40:48 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  * 2 Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  Later
Work Required:  1 - Days
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Wed 18 Jun 2008 09:40:48 PM UTC, original submission:  

jw suggested a "transparency" mode, in which screen just passes all terminal sequences directly to the app, without interpretation.

Here's a snippet from an email conversation; his response to my query:

>> The transparency mode seems like it might have limited usefulness: codes
>> sent directly to the terminal might not be appropriate for the terminal,
>> if TERM had been set to "screen". In what sorts of situations are you
>> envisioning it might be used?
> Only when applications misbehave and e.g. ignore TERM.
> Or, when the application wants to do more than screen would allow.
> E.g. ask xterm where the mouse pointer is, or the like.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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    2008-06-19 micahcowan Priority5 - Normal 2

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