Strange "mouse" behavior in mintty

Herbert Stocker
Tue Aug 14 02:21:00 GMT 2012

Hi Ryan,

On 13.08.2012 15:33, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm hitting  a mouse-related (?) problem with mintty in non-mouse mode.
> STC A: Log into a remote machine, invoke `sleep 10', and -- during the 
> wait --- click anywhere on the line containing the cursor.
> STC B: Open tinyirc and click anywhere on the text entry line at the 
> bottom
> Both cases will insert a long string like this: 
> ^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[C (only about 4x 
> longer)
Did you notice that when you click somewhere in the command line, the 
cursor moves
to that position? i think it has to do with that.

Go to the options dialog, select "Mouse" and uncheck "Clicks place 
command line cursor".
The effect should go away.


> I suspect this is a problem with the way mintty tries to be helpful 
> with the mouse when the app's not mouse-aware. Running STC A on a 
> local mintty/bash sesson will place the cursor wherever you clicked, 
> which while harmless is arguably incorrect (and probably the source of 
> troubles).
> Any ideas?
> Ryan
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