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RE: xterm for win32

The problem of the disappearing scrollbar in a cmd window is also
under NT.  It seems to be a refresh problem.  Whether the problem is
vim or cmd is elusive.  Maybe vim needs to tell cmd to refresh upon
Note that the scroll bar is ALWAYS visible when I temporary switch to
shell (Use Ctrl-Z). Since I figured that this problem was already known
Bram, I didn't bring this to his attention.  A quick way to get around
it is
to minimize the cmd window and then restore it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	JP Shipherd [SMTP:jp@NuanceCom.COM]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 04, 1997 12:12 PM
> To:
> Cc:	Vim users mailing list
> Subject:	Re: xterm for win32
> (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).
> --jp
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