Bug#318047: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#318047: xfce4-terminal: 'Next/Previous tab' keys output garbage if pressed at 1st or last tabs going outwards

Yves-Alexis Perez 318047@bugs.debian.org, 318047@bugs.debian.org
Fri Jul 15 09:51:16 UTC 2005

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A Costa wrote:
> For example, with three tabs open, if 'Ctrl-PageDown' is pressed in the
> third and last tab, the terminal output looks like ";5~". 
> 'gnome-terminal' wouldn't do that, it'd output nothing, just as in most
> text editors, if you press the 'END' key repeatedly, it'll go to the end
> of the line and stay there.
> KDE's 'konsole' uses 'shift-left arrow' to page through tabs; if it goes
> beyond the last tab it returns to the first tab.  It doesn't output
> garbage either.  But I'm used to the 'gnome-terminal' way, and hope
> 'xfce4-terminal' continues to imitate it.

You can enable this behavior with an hidden option in your
~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc file.

Look for: MiscCycleTabs=FALSE and change it to TRUE.

This behavior is indicated in the documentation of the terminal, that
you can find at:


Yves-Alexis Perez

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