Bug 85792 - gnome-terminal up arrow change
Summary: gnome-terminal up arrow change
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-07 20:26 UTC by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-11 10:21:58 UTC
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Description jmccann 2003-03-07 20:26:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
It seems that the up arrow key sends a different sequence in gnome-terminal than
it does in an xterm.  This difference seems to break command history editing in
some applications, namely IDL.

Here is a newsgroup thread on the topic:

I have a support contract with RSI, the people who created IDL, but they don't
have any information about this problem.

I searched bugzilla.gnome.org and didn't find any documentation there either.

I know you don't support IDL at all but I was wondering if you have any
information about why gnome-terminals are different from xterms in this regard.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. start IDL
3. type command
4. hit up arrow key

Actual Results:  Previous command is not displayed.

Expected Results:  In a standard Xterm the previous IDL command is displayed.

Comment 1 jmccann 2003-03-21 17:08:52 UTC
It appears that gnome-terminal is getting set to "application mode"

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-09-11 10:21:58 UTC
Closing due to lack of activity.  If this is still an issue you should file it
at the upstream bugzilla.gnome.org.  Fedora has no resources to work on vte.

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