How to stop screen from resizing my window??

Jim Riggs freebsd-lists at
Mon Dec 3 19:13:00 PST 2007

> I connect to a FreeBSD server from OSX (via iTerm).  I then start up
> screen.
> And it resizes my windows to 80 characters wide.  This doesn't  
> happen on
> linux.
> My understanding is this has something to do with the termcap entry  
> and
> 'WS', but as far as I can tell that isn't being set anywhere.
> Also the -A option to screen doesn't seem to do anything either.
> Anyone have any ideas?  Googling for "screen resize window" doesn't  
> get me
> very far :(

In iTerm, select Bookmarks > Manage Profiles.  In the Terminal Profile  
you are using to connect, check the Disable session-initiated window  
resizing checkbox.

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