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How to unfreeze after accidentally pressing Ctrl-S in a terminal?

It's a situation that has happened quite often to me: after I press (with a different intention) Ctrl-S in a terminal, the interaction (input or output) with it is frozen. It's probably a kind of "...
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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How to scroll large datafile while keeping header

Suppose I have some large datafile, which overflow the screen in both vertical and horizontal direction. How can I browse this file, while the header-lines stay on the screen? For the moment, I am ...
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Is there a way to make Screen scroll like a normal terminal?

I love screen, but it drives me nuts that I have to stop typing input, hit CTRL+A [, and then find what I need. Is there a way to make the scroll wheel function normally, rather than scrolling ...
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What exactly is scrollback and scrollback buffer?

What are "scrollback" and "scrollback buffer" in programs like bash and screen, and how do they relate to the tty, the programs being run, and stdin/ stdout/ stderr? Here is the only definition of "...
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Disable scroll inside Xfce terminal / Avoid scrolling through command history

Is there a way to disable scrolling through command history for the Xfce terminal? I don't wish to rely on palm rejection, I'd just like it disabled when I'm using the terminal. Specifically I'm ...
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Is it possible to tweak input from touchpad?

I use a MS keyboard on my Debian machine. The problem is that MS does not ship configuration software for us and touchpad's default scrolling directions are reversed (it uses natural scrolling). I ...
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Clearing the “old” scrollback buffer

This might seem to be a duplicate question but it isn't. I know that I can use printf "\033f" to clear the scrollback buffer of the "current" session but that doesn't work for old sessions. My ...
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Use Mosh without giving up local scrollback / history?

Is there a way to use mosh without giving up the local scrollback? Basically, in some circumstances, IP-roaming is indeed useful and needed, but the extra terminal emulation and key prediction seems ...
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How to scroll the screen using the middle click?

On Windows, most programs with large, scrollable text containers (e.g. all browsers, most word processors and IDEs) let you press the middle mouse button and then move the mouse to scroll. This ...
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Bash: How do you view text that has been “scrolled up too far” in the terminal?

I know there is a simple unix command that allows you to view things from the top and/or allows you to scroll indefinitely toward the top. Not sure what to call it, so it's difficult to google. Thanks ...
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Two-finger scrolling on Linux Mint

I recently installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop and am not able to get the Two-finger scrolling to work. I have changed the Panel Layout to Two-finger scrolling in system settings but that doesn't ...
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Scroll inside Screen, or Pause Output

I use screen for my command-line tasks while managing the servers where I work. I usually run small commands (mostly file-system tasks) but sometimes I run more extensive tasks (like DBA). The output ...
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Can mouse wheel scrolling work in a Screen session?

Is there any way to use the mouse wheel to scroll through the output of a screen session? I can use the keypad scroll through previous output in screen after pressing ctrl+a [. Is it possible to do ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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What's an alternative to tail -f that has convenient scrolling? [duplicate]

I'm usually inside GNU Screen or tmux, and that doesn't give me great scrolling functionality. Is there an alternative to tail -f that allows me to quickly scroll up? A tool that is like most is to ...
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How To Change Scrollbar Action In GNOME 3.10

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 which includes GNOME 3.10. I would like to change the default method / action xwindows takes when I click on a scrollbar above or below the slider. Currently it moves ...
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Logitech M325 mouse horizontal scrolling

Out of the box, this Logitech M325 mouse works great with one issue: cannot use the scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling. It acts as forward or back in the browsers or does nothing in other windows.
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Display file text one page at a time, wait 20 seconds, then auto-advance

This question is for AIX 7 I have been working on a monitor which will display several pages of text. Initially the end user wanted a scrolling list for which I constructed this: IFS=''; cat plfeed ...
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How to display inline images in a terminal that update on scroll with w3mimgdisplay

The w3mimgdisplay program displays images in buffered terminal emulators. This is how: http://blog.z3bra.org/2014/01/images-in-terminal.html . But it is not very well documented. As pointed out in the ...
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Jump to last prompt in terminal (or tmux)

In a terminal, are there any shortcuts to jump to a previous/next prompt? Scrolling up and trying to find the start of a log slows down my workflow. I'm using iTerm on OSX, but this should be ...
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Linux Mint 12 two finger scrolling

i can't get two finger scrolling to work for anything on Linux mint 12 64bit.... hp dv7 laptop. the hardware definitely supports it as it works just fine on my windows partition. following the ...
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How can I make imwheel leave most modifier actions as default?

I'm attempting to horizontal scroll with shift+scroll wheel. I've tried using imwheel, using the following in ~/.imwheelrc ".*" Shift_L, Up, Left Shift_L, Down, Right I then run imwheel -b 45. This ...
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How to scroll in a terminal by line in GNOME Terminal 2.31.3?

I use Shift+(PgUp/PgDown) while scrolling in the terminal. But it seems to scroll one screen (or a half may be) at a time. I feel comfortable scrolling the terminal by line with the mouse, but don't ...
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Make screen work like a terminal (scrolling + alternate screen) [duplicate]

I would like to use screen (from GNOME Terminal, via ssh) like I use GNOME Terminal without screen, or as close as possible to that. Specifically: In GNOME Terminal, I can scroll back using the mouse ...
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Emulate bidirectional scroll using hotkey + trackball

I've built a custom keyboard with a trackball under my thumb and I want to map a scroll behavior in such way that when I press a shortcut (like left alt) and rotate the ball, it should behave like a ...
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Scrolling with mouse while right button held down

I'm trying to configure my mouse to push down a button (right), hold on and drag down/up on a page resulting in scrolling the page like I would do with the wheel. I found the following question/answer ...
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How to scroll in a Ubuntu terminal using arrow keys

I get some standard output in a terminal and try to use the arrow keys to scroll up but instead it gives me previous commands. Page up and page down do nothing. Using the scroll bar is extremely ...