[nycbug-talk] screen configs for mac

Tillman Hodgson tillman
Wed Jun 29 13:47:25 EDT 2005

On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 01:41:00AM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:33:17PM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> >On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:41:08PM -0400, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> >> http://iterm.sf.net/
> >
> >I'd like to like iTerm, but it's handling of the Alt key is wrong and
> >there doesn't seem to be an easy way to configure it  (irssi users will
> >know what I'm talking about). I've settled on using regular xterms
> >(which I've been using for over a decade anyway) and just gritting my
> >teeth at the Apple-tab bug in Tiger.
> >
> >A solution to either the Apple-tab bug or the Alt key handing in iTerm
> >(Esc-# doesn't count) would be greatly appreciated :-)
> I'll keep all that in mind... I normally use a script with some 20 xterm
> options before it exec-s the binary (which is kinda what I wanted anyway
> :).
> What is the apple-tab bug about?

In Tiger, when you use Apple-tab to switch tasks you need to do so twice
in a row for X11 apps. Otherwise, they get focus but aren't raised to
the top of the window stack. Clicking on the X11 icon in the Dock works
properly, though. It's mostly annoying when I want to cut n' paste from
Safari into an xterm -- highlight in Safari, Apple-c. Apple-tab to the
X11 task, Apple-tab to the X11-task a second time to raise it, then I
paste it. Ugh.

I tried iTerm again this morning -- Fn-PageUp and PageDn don't work in
irssi either. That makes my scrollback buffer somewhat difficult to use.

An Aqua-ized xterm, functionally unchanged from the original, would rock


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