Screen is brilliant, but doesn't everyone find the default escape character of crtl-A really annoying? This has made me give it up, despite it's advantages. I use ctrl-A a lot to get to the beginning of a line and thus you have to use screen rigorously everywhere so that's it's always ctrl-A A - having some terms with screen and some without is hopeless. I realise I could change it but the point about terms is that you use them all over the place, sshed into lots of machines (or at least I do), and that's just too many places to change to make consistent, and to keep changed over updates.
So I've ended using multi-gnome-terminal which is a nice simple terminal but with tabs, which I do find extremely useful. Since I started, gnome-terminal has gained tabs, but gnome-terminal sucks up ALT-function-key combos and thus is incompatible with midnight commander, which is completely fatal IMHO. So I have stuck with multi-gnome-terminal. I don't understand what the relationship between these two is - I hope MGT won't disappear.
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