User is forced to scroll down to the bottom manually in the Log Gnome application to keep up instead of the scrolling happening automtically

Asked by Seija Kijin on 2019-11-24

Whenever I scroll down to the bottom of the logs, instead of moving down as new logs populate the screen, logs stays where it is, forcing me to keep scrolling down instead of following along.

Description: Ubuntu 19.10
Release: 19.10

gnome-logs:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.34.0-1
  Version table:
     3.34.0-1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
Package: gnome-logs (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.3.0-23.25-generic 5.3.7
Uname: Linux 5.3.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sun Nov 24 12:54:23 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-11-20 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" - Release amd64 (20191017)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-logs
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Last query:
2019-11-24
Last reply:
2019-11-25
Seija Kijin (doremylover) said : #1

Seems to be intended behavior, but annoying nontheless

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

"Package: gnome-logs (not installed)"

Your bug/question is contradictory.
You are talking about the gnome-logs application, but haven't installed that package at all.

Could use:

tail -f /path/to/file

and use the terminal. Makes more sense to me. Why would you need a GUI application to read a text based log......

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