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Re: screen multidisplay with terminals resized

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 08:19:35AM -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> 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.

So in fact you're merely using virtual desktops.

> 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).

I use mlterm to get that effect.

> 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.

Maybe I would. But IceWM Just Works for that case. And as I mentioned,
sharing a terminal is not really needed for me.

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