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Re: screen multidisplay with terminals resized

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 03:26, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir@cohens.org.il> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 05:09:03PM -0700, green wrote:
>> I have been using screen (the terminal multiplexor) for a long time.  It is one
>> of those really useful utilities that just sticks.
>> Also, I recently started using the awesome wm which is worth checking out if
>> you like to increase your productivity elegantly (yeah, elegantly).
>> So in the past I have often had multiple terminals running on multiple
>> workspaces (using the openbox wm) all connected to a single screen session.
>> This worked fine.
>> But now with awesome, I always have exactly 2 terminals (ROXTerm) running
>> screen, no more or less.  I don't want fewer and don't need more because I can
>> tell awesome to show those terminals on multiple workspaces.  It works very
>> well, or would if screen wasn't being goofy.
> I find awesome here very goofy. My current WM (IceWM) makes it very
> simple to move terminals between windows. And yet I don't use it much.
> I tried awesome a number of times to see what this buzz is all about. It
> took me a while to get a usable configuration (unlike IceWM). And then I
> ran into the problem of constantly resized xterms.
> After looking up a bit, I realised that the handling of awesome was
> really poor. Because they assume you use konsole or gnome-terminal where
> there is a single terminal window with multiple windows.

I disagree. Sure, some people use a tabbed term with awesome, but
I use urxvt, and based on the mailing list and IRC I feel like most users
use xterm or (u)rxvt.

> Those are not really under the control of the WM. And their poor users are
> already  used to them being constantly resized and generally in wierd sizes.

I guess it all depends on how you use it. I normally don't move terms
between tags, I just set up my terms as soon as I start X, and then use
each tag and each term for it's own specific purpose.

I just started using urxvt in daemon/client mode which allows many
terms to share one instance, reducing the overhead of many terms
(not that that is a lot anyway).

As for the actual problem of resized terms (especially within screen),
I unfortunately don't know of a good solution. You could try on the
awesome mailing list or IRC.

Kelly Clowers

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