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I use screen command on Terminal on OS X.

When I want to scroll up I change the mode to Copy Mode by pressing Ctrl A Esc. Then I use my trackpad to scroll up/down.

It works.

However, sometimes (probably after I press some kind of hot key while I frantically try to copy and paste things), the scrolling with trackpad/mouse doesn't work. Vim hot keys such as j and k still works. It's only the trackpad/mouse that stops working. What it does instead is it immediately quits copy mode and scroll up the history of commands I used.

I need to know what is causing this issue and how to fix it without re opening the terminal.

  • run tput rmcup && tput reset – davidcondrey Jun 23 '15 at 20:42
  • I wanna try if that solves the problem but before you commented I re-opend the terminal to fix it. Since I don't know how to reproduce this issue but happens quite a few times a week, I will try your solution when it happens to me again. – whiteSkar Jun 23 '15 at 21:08
  • Nope, that does not work. It "looks" like it does the same thing as "clear" – whiteSkar Jun 23 '15 at 23:03

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