Show GNU screen captions inside of mintty

Eric Pruitt
Wed Aug 3 03:11:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 10:58:41PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> 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}'

That does what I want, albeit not with the formatting options I'll. Could you 
explain how and why that works? I like that the status messages remain in the 
title bar, too. Now I just need to figure out how to do the same thing on 
xterm -- keep the caption as the last line but status messages in the title 
bar. Any help you could offer on that would be great as well.


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