I have no problem with control-g now, i've been testing screen-profiles
since the start and at the beginning it was quite hard (sometimes i
still type cntrl-a before remembering that it's -g) but now i'm quite
used to that, is just a change, as when someone change from an OS to
other that is going to feel weird at the beginning but will love at the
I'm happy with -g, but as kees said, that's what .screenrc is for.
On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 14:35 -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:09:51PM +0100, Mark Schouten wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 15:29 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> > > Shall we open the floor for other suggested escape sequences? Please
> > > explain your rationale for why your escape sequence is better than
> > > ctrl-a and ctrl-g...
> I had voted for ctrl-z since it's rare that I background processes, and is
> very close to ctrl-a.
> > 1: Lot's of people do not have a clue what ctrl-a does. Since Ubuntu
> > focuses on ease of use, it also automatically attrackts less experienced
> > users who will not know what ctrl-a is.
> Less experienced users won't likely have an opinion if they don't already
> use screen.
> > 2: Experienced screen-users will default to ctrl-a since that's what
> > they're using for years.
> This is true, but I think it's worth discussing what would make the most
> general sense, if we're suggesting a set of defaults. ctrl-a conflicts
> with editor motions, so it's not a clear-cut winner.
> > 3: Ctrl-a can be done using one hand. ctrl-a space/$digit switches
> > windows. Maybe it's me, but I don't feel like pressing ctrl-g is a
> > comfortable move, typing wise.
> Ctrl-anything can be done with one hand... if you mean left-handed, "g" is
> still on the left hand. The traditional qwerty split is "g" on the left.
> I still like ctrl-z, but hey, that's what .screenrc is for.
> Kees Cook
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