bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #23637, mouse-clicks in hardstatus


bug #23637: mouse-clicks in hardstatus

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Thu 19 Jun 2008 12:37:41 PM UTC
Votes: 50
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  * 1 - Later Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  Later
Work Required:  1 - Days
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Thu 12 Nov 2009 05:52:24 PM UTC, comment #4: 

With ca20b06, it is possible to turn mouse-tracking on using "mousetrack on" (and a corresponding 'defmousetrack'). This currently allows only switching to a region ('focus') on the screen by clicking.

Processing clicks on caption/hardstatus will require additional processing, something I plan to delegate to scripts, when that gets in.

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <sadrul>
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Sat 16 May 2009 05:53:15 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Right; the terminal does that, so we won't need to do anything special to permit that. But the point is, it does interfere with usual operation, so should definitely be configurable.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Fri 15 May 2009 10:23:48 PM UTC, comment #2: 

In elinks (as least in my v0.11.1), to highlight text in a webpage, you have to hold the Shift key first, then you can click and drag. Without the Shift held down, mouse clicks are interpreted as interacting with the webpage, i.e. clicking on web links to follow, clicking on text areas to select, etc.

Thu 31 Jul 2008 10:37:11 PM UTC, comment #1: 

One downside would be that enabling this mode puts the terminal into mouse-mode (obviously), so you can't just click-and-drag to select text into the copy buffer (for middle-clicking in elsewhere).

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Thu 19 Jun 2008 12:37:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

I think it'd be useful to have the (virtual) hardstatus receive mouse events in terminals that support it, so that %w and %W items could invoke switching to the relevant windows.

Down the road, it might be useful to allow user-commands to be triggered from clicks in designated regions as well.

It'd also possibly be handy to support mouse-clicks for switching to specific panes in the layout.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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