The screenshots in the question do not show
dtterm (some people are confused by the ability to set the
TERM environment variable to
xterm, etc., while using other programs, supposing that those other programs are identical to
Here's a screenshot for instance from Oracle's documentation:
Given that, it is unclear what actual terminal was being used.
@jeff-schaller noticed the position of the scrollbar in the second screenshot and guessed that OP was expecting the terminal to skip down to the bottom of the scrolling area when typing into it. That is a feature of
rxvt (and perhaps a few other terminals). From xterm's manual, there are resource settings:
Specifies whether or not pressing a key should automatically
cause the scrollbar to go to the bottom of the scrolling
region. This corresponds to xterm's private mode 1011. The
default is "false".
Specifies whether or not output to the terminal should automatically cause the scrollbar to go to the bottom of the scrolling
region. The default is "true".
as well as corresponding menu entries. The
dtterm manual does not mention a similar feature.
On the other hand, the
reset command will not by itself force the terminal to scroll to the bottom (except as a side-effect, e.g., from