GNU screen not redrawing properly

Andy Koppe
Tue Jun 14 08:28:00 GMT 2011

On 14 June 2011 00:44, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 07:23:34PM -0400, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>> On 13 June 2011 17:53, Eric Pruitt wrote:
>> > When switching windows on GNU screen, the background on any unoccupied text
>> > cells fails to be redrawn for curses applications; see
>> > <>. I am using screen version 4.00.03, mutt
>> > version 1.5.20, Vim 7.3, and mintty 0.9.9-1 on a 32-bit Windows Vista
>> > installation. Any ideas on what could be done to fix this? The problem does
>> > not show up when using Console2 although there is an issue with it improperly
>> > detecting the terminal's height while inside of screen, but I'm not concerned
>> > with that.
>> Does this only occur with the Vim screen?  Does executing CTRL-L in
>> the Vim screen help?
> This also occurs with mutt; look closely at the screenshot and you will notice
> that the blue header bar and blue message highlighting does not extend all the
> way across the terminal like it should.
> Ctrl+L for a manual refresh of mutt and vim does fix the problem, but I would
> really rather not have to do that every time.

What are the TERM setting outside and inside screen? They should be
"xterm" and "screen", respectively (or variations thereof). Also, is
there anything in .screenrc that could be relevant?


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