screen and the scrolling shell history

I use screen a lot but found that the mouse scroll wheel would scroll the shell history rather than the window. This only happened in screen. Now I just had to remember this and thought I’d share the fix. The issue is in gnome-terminal (or Terminal as it’s known in Ubuntu).

Simply right click in the Terminal and select Profiles->Profile Preferences. In the resulting window go to the Scrolling tab and make sure that Use keystrokes to scroll on alternate screen is NOT checked.

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