Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Oct 11 06:11:55 UTC 2020
Hi, With apologies for the slow response ...
Seems my GNU screen tweaks are fairly simple--just the following:
# always show the number and title of the current window
# in the last line of the screen:
hardstatus alwayslastline "%n %t"
bell "^G%C %n %t"
#One additional tweak, not specifically blindness related, is that
#I like to have multiple terminals in a single console sometimes,
#like this one that I use with mutt:
screen -t inbox mutt
screen -t sentmail mutt -f =sent
screen -t muse mutt -f =muse
screen -t computer mutt -f =computer
screen -t apple mutt -f =apple
screen -t android mutt -f =android
screen -t savedmail mutt -f =saved
screen -t variablemail mutt -f =confs
screen -t a11y mutt -f =a11y
The several mutt sessions all come up in the same console (tty
session). I switch among them by doing Ctrl+a followed by a single
digit 1-9 (off the qwerty top row).
Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> One of them is probably hardstatus. But yes, do share.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2020 09:26:01 -0400
> Subject: Re: Console screenreaders
> > I'm a heavy user of GNU screen myself. Can't imagine my console life
> > without it. I especially like the ability to detach and reattach a
> > running screen session.
> > There are a couple settings one can apply to make screen a bit more
> > friendly for TTS screen reading. I don't remember them off the top of my
> > head. If someone asks, I should be able to dig them out of my .screenrc.
> > Best,
> > Janina
> > Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> > > Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > Tim here. If you need a larger cut-and-paste buffer, I strongly
> > > > suggest tinkering with a terminal multiplexer like either tmux or GNU
> > > > screen. I use tmux primarily for the multiplexing, split windows,
> > > > the ability to detach & reattach, and the silence/activity monitoring.
> > > > But as an added benefit, I can set my scroll-back buffer-size to
> > > > thousands of lines letting me copy/paste from it, even if my actual
> > > > terminal is only 80 by 25.
> > >
> > > When I've tried tmux, I've found oddities that made it slightly less
> > > pleasant to use with a console screen reader. I know in my case the
> > > split windows and status bars etc are not wanted. I wonder if anyone
> > > has tried to work out screen-reader-friendly configurations. I haven't;
> > > GNU Screen has been good enough for me, and I've used it for many years.
> > >
> > > -- Chris
> > >
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