Others have asked (How to scroll inside a screen session of an ssh connection?) on how to scroll within a screen session. However, while I can highlight what is shown in front of me, I can't figure out how to highlight and scroll (i.e., to copy more of the output). Highlighting with my mouse does not let me scroll via page up/down or other means I've tried.

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Add this line to your ~/.screenrc file (maybe you will have to create new file):

termcapinfo xterm* ti@:te@

Restart screen.

You should be able to scroll with mouse wheel during text highlighting with your mouse button.

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