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When I run screen, I usually just leave the "0th" screen empty. This is mostly because I get used to reaching over to the left side of the keyboard to select screens (ex C-a 1, C-a 2, etc). Is there a way to just make screen start at 1 and use 0 after 9?

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Add the following to your .screenrc

# Window numbering starts at 1, not 0.
bind c screen 1
bind 0 select 10
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Yes. I forget the exact syntax, but if you run man screen, you should find what you need to put in your .screenrc to do that. If you google, there's many examples of screenrcs that do it.

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