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vim and multiple monitors

Last post: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:25 AM by Support, 1 reply

Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:25 AM - Tris

vim and multiple monitors


I've been using Xshell 4 for a few weeks now and have noticed that it does not seam to work as well with multiple monitors as Xshell 3.
Occasionally when I move the shell from screen to screen with an open SSH session to and vi or vim open on that i find that I can no longer navigate the file.
For example if I have a conf file open and move it to my other screen and try to resume editing i can not move the cursor to where I need to. Its as if the shell has resized the screen but not redrawn it.
another issue I've found, and I'm guessing this is known, is that I cant customise the standard button bar unless I edit the text files.

This is all from a Windows 7 x64 computer.

Also, would it be possible to make it so that with the links bar I can not only right click on a top level folder to open sessions, but I can right click sub folders as well to do the same thing?
And, 1 more feature request. When at the Xshell prompt, it would be good if you could use that to spawn other console programs beyond ping. I prefer the interface of Xshell over cmd, and it can scale to full screen. Some of the applications I use (such as the TSM Administrator console) would work better in the Xshell style window over the cmd prompt with its resizing, copy/paste and scroll buffer limitations.

Other wise I like the product a lot



Program Ver. : Xshell 4 Beta
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:25 AM - Support

Re: vim and multiple monitors

Thank you for your feedback.

We plan to add support for all cmd terminal on Xshell. You should be able to use the TSM Administrator console. Also, the right click support on sub-folders on the Links bar will be added in the future.

Regarding the multi-monitor problem, please try upgrading Xshell by selecting "Check for Updates" under the Help menu. Terminal handling has updated in the last release and this may fix the problem.

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