Bug 14724 - switch to previous screen does not work
switch to previous screen does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
Winston gold
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Reported: 2000-07-27 07:42 EDT by David Balažic
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-05 14:14:37 EST
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Description David Balažic 2000-07-27 07:42:29 EDT
When using screen in gnome-terminal the key combination
ctrl-A backspace does not work.

It should switch to the previous virtual screen , but
the backspace is passed through to the virtual screen !

If I do ctrl-A ctrl-H it works !
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 17:45:48 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
Comment 2 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-31 20:55:18 EDT
This appears to be fixed in Pinstripe Beta-5?  Tested with screen in a
gnome-terminal, X launched both from xdm and startx.  "stty -a" reports "erase
^?" for both.  Ctrl+A Backspace works fine for me, as do Ctrl+A Ctrl+H, Ctrl+A
P, etc.
Comment 3 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-03 09:55:02 EDT
Well, everything seems to work for me in pinstripe EXCEPT "C-a h" and "C-a C-h",
so we have "C-a backspace" back, but I'm leaving this bug open for now.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2000-08-03 11:13:20 EDT
C-a BackSpace, C-a h, and C-a C-h all work for me.  screen-3.9.5-8.
Comment 5 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-03 12:54:00 EDT
This is uglyness,
But the proper behavior is:
hardcopy		C-a h
previous		C-a C-h
log		C-a H

It just so happens that some of these default bindings were documented under
multiple bindings.
I've fixed the documentation, if the changes don't work for you, check your
.screenrc file or your .screen directory

screen is now 3.9.5-10

closing this bug
Comment 6 David Balažic 2001-02-07 12:13:31 EST
ctrl-a Backspace doesn't work in screen 3.9.5-13 as
shipped in RHL 7.0.
Comment 7 David Balažic 2001-03-05 14:14:33 EST
Does not work in Wolverine , screen-3.9.8-3
Comment 8 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-06-26 16:46:13 EDT
works in 3.9.9
Comment 9 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-06-26 16:56:46 EDT
the real issue is "what backspace are you getting"?

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