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Re: xterm for win32
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: xterm for win32
- From: JP Shipherd <jp at nuancecom dot com>
- Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 12:12:11 -0800
- Cc: Vim users mailing list <vim at prz dot tu-berlin dot de>
(Vimmers, the following is a thread from the cygnus gnu-win32 project
mailing list. To cut to the chase read from the bottom up:)
>>> JP> Has anyone found anything like an xterm that they can use as a
>>> JP> substitue for the cmd window on NT?
>>> JP> I really miss the scroll bar and simple cut and paste.
>>> If you just want these two items you can add them easily to your
>>>native NT command window. Just access the "Properties" menu entry on
>>>the command prompt and set the "Screen Buffer Size" field in the
>>>"layout" tab control. Setting the "Height" to something like 2000
>>>gives a nice scroll buffer, like an xterm.
>>This is definitly handy but after 2000 lines the scroll bar just
>>evaporates. Instead of getting rid of the oldest 1 every time it needs to
>>add a new one (like an xterm does). This can be quite disconcerting.
>I don't seem to have the problem JP is eluding to though, my scrollbar is
>just fine regardless of how many line scroll by, obviously only the last
>2000 are accessible once I scroll more lines than that. I can't imagine why
>yours simply disappears?
My mistake. The scroll bar doesn't misbehave. The problem seems to be a
combination of Vim (Vi Improved) v4.6b and the BASH shell. When I start
vim the scrollbar goes away. Then when I exit it comes back. Sometimes.
Sometimes it stays away. If I exit bash and go back to the DOS command
prompt the scroll bar re-appears. This never happens if I run VIM in a
plain DOS window, but if I'm also running BASH it doesn't always come back
(but sometimes it does).
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