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how can I use 'F1' (function key) as my escape key?

I have the following:

escape `` 

I want to switch to use F1 as my escape, how can I do that?

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Retagged, I believe you're referring to GNU Screen? – Karan Dec 21 '12 at 19:45

you could use auto-it easy programming,


func esc() send('{esc}') endfunc

and if u dont want any icon down to the right just add #NoTrayIcon at the top of your code

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The Asker asked for a method to change his GNU Screen escape-key to F1, not remap F1 to Esc. – neersighted Dec 21 '12 at 20:50

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