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I was able to make GNU Screen start counting windows with the number 1 instead of the default 0 with this code in my .screenrc:

# Get rid of screen 0
bind c screen 1
bind ^c screen 1
bind 0 select 10

When I created windows in .screenrc I used screen 1 so that it would first try 1 and then count up if that window number was taken.

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The solution is:

# Start windows and panes at 1, not 0
set -g base-index 1
set -g pane-base-index 1
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I wish they made this default, its really inconvenient as 0 as at the other side of the keyboard. –  Sam Stoelinga Oct 30 '12 at 6:26
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