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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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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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How to put current line at top/center/bottom of screen in vim?

Any quicker navigation trick to place the line at which the cursor is at the moment to the top of the screen? center of the screen? bottom of the screen?
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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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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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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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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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Horizontal scrolling in smaller increments with less -S

I'm using less to parse HTTP access logs. I want to view everything neatly on single lines, so I'm using -S. The problem I have is that the first third of my terminal window is taken up with metadata ...
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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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Scrollbar moves to where I click

I use MATE on Fedora. At some point, the behavior of scrollbars on many applications has changed. When I click below a scrollbar, now the scrollbar jumps to where I clicked. Previously, it used to ...
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Shortcut key for scrolling inside a terminal

What is the shortcut key for scrolling inside a terminal? If I hit the Up or Down arrow or PageUp or PageDown, it will only traverse through command history, not let me traverse the previous part ...
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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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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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Change scroll speed with libinput

My mouse wheel scrolls too slowly, so I want to increase the number of lines for each scroll "tick". I read that this is possible by setting the Evdev Scrolling Distance with xinput, however, I am ...
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page up in gnu screen with Shift-PageUp [duplicate]

In the Linux terminal the key sequence Shift-PageUp can often be used to scroll up. However, this key sequence doesn't seem to work in gnu screen when ssh'ing to particular machines. I have two ...
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Adjust mouse wheel sensitivity in Fedora / Gnome

Short Question Is there a way to adjust the mouse wheel scroll sensitivity in Fedora 18? Long Question I'm running Fedora 18, with the standard Gnome desktop. I use a Logitech M705 mouse with the ...
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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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Is it possible to scroll beyond the end of a file in the less pager?

Is it possible to scroll past the bottom in less? Ideally, I'd like to be able to see the last line of the file I am viewing at the top of my terminal window (the rest of the screen may be filled ...
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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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Modify mouse wheel and touchpad two-finger scrolling speed

I'm running GNOME 3 on Fedora 25, which uses Wayland as opposed to Xorg. I'm having trouble finding a way to modify my mouse wheel scroll speed and touchpad scroll speed without affecting mouse/...
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mupdf continuous scrolling

I use mupdf and I like it a lot, because I'm a vim-addict. One thing bugs me: There is no continuous scrolling. When you reach the end of a page and scroll further, then it "jumps" to the next page. ...
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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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How do I increase my iterm (tmux) window scrollback (not the line scrollback)

When I want to scroll back, i.e. with my mouse (or with PageUp) I can only go up about 43 pages (about 2000 lines). Can I increase that? I have my terminal preference -> "Scrollback Lines" set to ...
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Can I configure my laptop's touchpad to only do scrolling?

I have a Thinkpad which has both a TrackPoint mouse pointer (the little red thing between the G and H keys) and a Synaptics Touchpad. I don't really like the Touchpad, and in fact keep swiping it ...
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Qt Application Disobeying Xmodmap

A long while ago, I created a ~/.Xmodmap reversing the 4 and 5 to create "natural scrolling": pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12 I source .Xmodmap in .xinitrc in the standard fashion (xmodmap $...
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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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Scrolling is disabled all of a sudden in terminal

Sometimes I use the terminal (konsole) and all of a sudden the behaviour when mouse scrolling goes from scrolling through past output to scrolling through the history on the command prompt, and there ...
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How to scroll to the bottom or to the beginning of a terminal session in xterm?

If I want to move up or down in xterm page by page I do it with <shift> + <PgUp> and <shift> + <PgDn>. But how can I completely move to the bottom or to the beginning of the ...
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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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Viewing man pages with scroll wheel support

I'd like to use the scroll wheel (xterm mouse escape codes) to scroll through man pages, like I can in emacs with xterm-mouse-mode. less doesn't seem to have support for that and short of recompiling ...
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Multitail: Scroll up

I use multitail to view 3 log files at the same time. Let's say I notice something strange in the second log file. How to scroll up the second log file, to look back at what had happened earlier? ...
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How can I scroll screen or tmux buffer without pausing the application?

I want to have the same behavior as C-A/C-B+[ provides except i want to be able to return to my application to see that it has progressed in her calculations or has not disconnected to the server ...
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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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Scrollability of text when using tmux?

Scrollability of text in some terminals: | tty | xterm | urxvt | guake | terminator screen | Y | Y | Y | Y | Y tmux | N | N | Y | N | N I notice in this ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal scrolling

Is there a utility I could use to scroll the active window horizontally using the keyboard?
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How can I disable this GTK3 scrollbar behaviour?

When I click for longer than a second on a scrollbar slider in a GTK3 program, it becomes narrow and the scrolling becomes ridiculously slow. I know that this is intentional, but I find it really ...
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tmux mouse scrolling without altering copy/paste?

I'm having difficultly finding an explanation for allowing the OS default copy/paste capabilities (i.e. highlight a portion of text and then use standard shortcut or right click menu) and allow mouse ...
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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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Mousewheel/touchpad scrolling in Browsers

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate this, however: When I scroll using mousewheel or two-finger touchpad gesture, the page in Chrome or Firefox continues scrolling for a bit after I've put my ...
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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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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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Mouse scroll wheel speed problem with linux kernel 5.0

Sometimes, the mouse scrolling speed changes to a very slow rate, where it takes many clicks (3-8 clicks) or significant wheel rotation to scroll the page one step. This started after upgrading to ...
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Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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Magic trackpad natural scrolling interruption

I have my Apple Magic Trackpad connected to my Ubuntu 12.04 distro and it's working great with a custom xorg configuration file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-apple-wireless-trackpad.conf: # ...
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Increase the number of lines scrolled by a mouse wheel tick, everywhere

When I use the mouse wheel, I want to be able to configure it to scroll by multiple lines at a time, e.g. each tick would scroll 5 lines. In Windows you can increase or decrease the number of lines ...
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Use Scroll Lock key for terminal flow control

So, my Scroll Lock key doesn't have much use, while I keep hitting Ctrl+S with no intention of stopping control flow. I know how to disable Ctrl+S from locking scroll (stty -ixon), but can I use ...
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tmux: Keep scroll position when changing session

Sometimes I'm scrolling up a log file and need to switch sessions, so open the session menu with prefix-s. This causes tmux to forget the window's scroll position, so that when I return it's at the ...
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Why is my dual-scroll Wheel mouse only behaving as if it has a single wheel?

I have an Optical GreatEye Wheelmouse which has 2 scroll wheels and 5 "buttons" (three including middle as "click" on first scroll wheel) and left and right side buttons (dark side areas in image ...
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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 ...