Eric on 21 Jan 2010 17:13:34 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Gnome and "editable menu shortcut keys"

Ben Love wrote:
>>> Yeah but what do you do if you want to connect to multiple remote servers
>>> runnning screen? I know theres a way to nest screen sessions, but I never
>>> had the patience to figure out the crazy keystrokes 
>> An excellent question.  A friend of mine does that all the time.  He
>> talks about "inner" and "outer" screens, each with different hot keys
>> so they don't conflict with each other.  Me, I just use different
>> terminal windows.
> For me, I make sure to turn on the screen status bar.  Then you can see
> how many nested sessions you have.  And then all you gotta remember is
> sending a literal ctrl-a: "ctrl-a a".  Then you just need to count how
> many times you hit the a by itself.
> Of course, I was thinking it might be nice if the status bar would
> somehow indicate when it had received a ctrl-a.  Then you just keep
> hitting a until the proper status bar is lit up.  Hmm, maybe this
> feature already exists; I'll have to look into it.
> Ben
All this talk of screens in screens or sessions in sessions just makes
my head hurt thinking about it. 
I have dual 22" monitors and 4 virtual desktops so I just open up as
many xterms as I need.  I still use xterm because it's just so dang easy
to cut/paste and change settings with a flick of the mouse and a tap of
the ctrl key.  Plus, after nearly 20 years of using them they are second


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