Windows 10 console slightly less horrid than before

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Aug 30 10:28:00 GMT 2015

On Aug 29 20:09, Warren Young wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2015, at 1:24 AM, Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> > 
> > settings which prefer application shortcuts over global shortcuts
> I was thinking of it more as yet another reason to prefer mintty, and
> a thing to keep in mind when you must use cmd.exe for some reason, as
> with my recent testing of the full-screened console window on the main
> list.
> MS is coming at it from the WordPad perspective, whereas mintty is
> coming at it from the xterm/tty perspective.  They’re going to
> conflict over things like the meaning of Ctrl-A.
> The only reason they haven’t broken Ctrl-C, too, is that they can do
> that only when there is something selected.
> But the Bash/Vim use for Ctrl-V is probably also broken under Windows
> 10 now, so there goes the normal way of inserting literal control
> characters into documents, something I end up needing to do once every
> several months.  (e.g. ^V^O to reset a terminal due to accidentally
> cat-ing a binary file, or hacking around with ^M to test CR/LF
> handling in some parser.)

That doesn't invalidate what I wrote, rather to the contrary.  I'm
certain that Rich would appreciate an honest bug report over grumbling
behind the scenes :)

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