Call for testing screen-profiles

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at
Thu Jan 15 22:32:06 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Mark Schouten <mark at> wrote:
> However, imho there are three points here:
> 1: Lot's of people do not have a clue what ctrl-a does. Since Ubuntu
> focuses on ease of use, it also automatically attrackts less experienced
> users who will not know what ctrl-a is.
> 2: Experienced screen-users will default to ctrl-a since that's what
> they're using for years.
> 3: Ctrl-a can be done using one hand. ctrl-a space/$digit switches
> windows. Maybe it's me, but I don't feel like pressing ctrl-g is a
> comfortable move, typing wise.
> Anywho, this is just my point of view. Maybe other screen users have a
> very different opinion. :)
> If there allready was an extensive discussion, don't let me be the one
> to start that process all over again. (But do consider my personal view
> above ;))

Ah, thanks for sharing your point of view!  That's what this is about.

I'm all for doing this democratically...  Let's get some proposals
(one of which can be to leave ctrl-a as the escape sequence), and run
a poll on Launchpad.

The floor is hereby open for proposals!


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