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I tried something like

escape ^`

But that did not do it? I just want to change the default ctrl-a behavior.

Also, is it possible to bind each numeric key (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) to change those specific windows? So I can just be like:

`1 and go to window 1

`2 goes to 2

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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migrated from serverfault.com Nov 13 '11 at 3:57

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Add this to your .screenrc file

escape ``

After that you should be able to use a single ` instead of Ctrl-a

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you can set the escape sequence to be just backtick with escape `. If you do it when you invoke screen (with -e) you need to escape the backtick from the shell: "screen -e ``".

Once you've done that, backtick+1 to backtick+9 will jump between windows.

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