Show GNU screen captions inside of mintty

Charles Wilson
Wed Aug 3 02:59:00 GMT 2011

On 8/2/2011 9:30 PM, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> When using mintty with GNU screen, all status messages (captions) are shown in 
> the title bar instead of the interior of the terminal. I originally found this 
> feature quite nifty, but now that I use an always-on caption for screen, it 
> means that I end up losing visibility of the window title and hardstatus.
> What needs to be modified in order to make captions show up in the interior
> of mintty?

Here's what I use:

hardstatus string "screen %n (%t)%? [%h]%?"
caption always '%{yb} %H %{k}|%L=%= %{w}%?%-Lw%45L>%?%{=b bR}[%{W}%n%f
%t%?(%u)%?%{=b bR}]%{= bw}%?%+Lw%?%?%=%-30= %{k}|%{Y}%l%{k}|%{=b C}
%m/%d %c %{W}'

The hardstatus line sets mintty's title bar; the caption line sets the
bottom row of the terminal. (I[m thinking of removing the load info (the
|%{Y}%l%{k}| bit) from the cygwin version, but I use the same .screenrc
on linux.


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