byobu mouse scrollwheel behaviour

Asked by Tim Lunn on 2011-04-19

ok not 100% sure if this is a bug or just intended behaviour so will post as a question first.

First when running Byobu (running fully up to date version of Natty), I can hit F7 and scroll through the screen buffer with the mouse scroll wheel as expected

however if I try to scroll without that I get a whole lot of below escape? codes displayed in the terminal.
^[[A
^[[B
I would actually expect this to scroll back through gnome terminals buffer (which it clearly doesnt )

more than anything this is annoying. but also can't help but wonder if these codes could be linked to launch screens scroll mode or even just 'muted' so as to not fill my terminal with garbage!.

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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) said : #1

Interesting...

Can you hover the mouse over the scrollbar in gnome-terminal and try again?

Also, could you do this?

Could you please run this outside of byobu, in a gnome terminal:

$ cat >/dev/null

(and then scroll up once on your mouse)
(hit enter a few times)
(and then scroll down a few times)
(ctrl-c to exit)

This will give me the real control codes for your mouse scrolling.

Dustin

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