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Re: 1.7.35: possible backspace key and arrow keys bug

I corroborate the original poster's experience with this issue.

Steps to reproduce the issue: for example open a file with vim under
Cygwin, press: up, up, down, down, left, left, right, right. Vim under
Cygwin places:


in the file due to the arrow keys being pressed. Vim under bash on
Linux or the Mac terminal does not treat the arrow keys as file input,
but rather simply uses them to move the cursor about in the file.


On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Adam Dinwoodie <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 09:42:55PM +0800, George jiang wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    I am using a thinkpad laptop preinstalled win8 system, later
>> upgraded to win8.1. I installed the latest version of cygwin, found
>> when using vim editor can not backspace to delete characters, press
>> the arrow keys appear 'A', 'B' and other characters. I follow the
>> online presentation solutions, copied from a vimrc_example.vim ubentu
>> system files to / home / xx folder and renamed .vimrc, the results
>> still does not work. I ask this is a bug it? Please help.
> You've really not given us much to go on here.  For a start, it would be
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