PuTTY semi-bug restart-reset-terminal
summary: Reset terminal state when restarting session
class: semi-bug: This might or might not be a bug, depending on your precise definition of what a bug is.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: r6577 2006-02-20 (0.59) (0.60) (0.61) (0.62)
PuTTY now has the ability to reuse terminal
windows with the `Restart Session' option. However, the terminal may be
in some bad state (cursor off, black text on black background, or whatever),
or the prompts for the new session may appear in the middle of the
previous session's output.
We could put more effort into sanitising the terminal state, while keeping
the previous session's info on screen for reference. Suggested actions
(to take place when the new session starts):
- Reset all attributes to defaults (colours, bold, cursor, character set
- Move cursor to the first column;
- Move cursor to after the last "used" row on the screen, scrolling
down if necessary.
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2006-02-19 14:59:48 +0000)