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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:
Heh. Frustration seconded. Trying to highlight a moving target is
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
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
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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