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Re: mintty scroll to bottom

On 02/03/2012 3:20 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
On 2 March 2012 08:41, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 1 20:43, Andy Koppe wrote:
On 29 February 2012 12:46, Lemke, Michael SZ/HZA-ZSW wrote:
What is the mintty equivalent to rxvt/xterm's

              Turn on/off scroll-to-bottom on TTY output inhibit;
              resource scrollTtyOutput has opposite effect.
There's no such option. Shift+End will get you back to the current
output after looking at something in the scrollback, as will any
keypress that sends something to the terminal.
Any chance to implement this?  Automatic scroll-to-bottom is a useful
feature, IMHO.
I disagree. The point of being able to scroll back to earlier output
is to read and perhaps copy something. When doing that, having the
scrollback jump back to the bottom without the user asking for it is
rather unhelpful. The Windows console does this, and I always found it
really frustrating.
Heh. Frustration seconded. Trying to highlight a moving target is especially annoying.

My workaround (for reading, at least) is to drag the scrollbar manually upward with the mouse... once finished reading I just "drag" it a couple inches to the side so Windows gives up and reverts to the bar's original at-bottom position. Even then, though, a spam-happy terminal can be hard to pin down because the scrollpane grows so fast.

I'd be interested to hear of a situation where scroll-to-bottom is useful and Shift+End/keypress isn't satisfactory.

BTW, what happens in mintty if the part of the output you're looking at falls out of the scrollback buffer while you're looking at it? Does it start scrolling at line rate but 5000 lines back in time?


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