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    gnu screen interfering with emacs (i think)

    I'm running cygwin on windows at work. I'm editing code in emacs(-nox) under gnu screen. Occasionally in my haste to enter commands I'll enter some keystroke that blanks the screen and prompts with "Key". I'll hit a key and then it'll prompt "Again" this usually breaks my C-x C-s save sequence in emacs. The C-x registers in emacs but C-s won't be recognized.
    The keystroke is C-[some character I'd type with my left hand] that brings up the key/again prompt.
    I'm pretty sure this is screen interfering with emacs and not me screwing up the keybindings of emacs.

    Am I redefining a keybinding for screen? Is there a key sequence such as Esc-Esc-Esc in emacs that exits you out of a command?

    Also if I have an emacs instance open in another window prior to breaking emacs the other instance of emacs won't be broken. Yet if I close the window in screen and open a new one and then run emacs the C-x C-s sequence will be broken in that window and all subsequent windows opened.
    I can close and reopen emacs in the window open prior to breaking emacs and the C-x C-s sequence still works.
    Logging out of screen and restarting resolves the problem.

    Last edited by InkyDinky; September 5th, 2012 at 08:37 PM. Reason: add add'l info

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