Reflow terminal contents when resizing the window

Bug #298385 reported by Markus Amalthea Magnuson on 2008-11-15
This bug affects 43 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Currently, if I resize a terminal window with text content that wraps, the text
block size stays. The reason for resizing a terminal window with wrapping
content is 99% of the time because I want to reflow the text, to which the only
solution now is to rerun the last command, possibly with different results (=

See corresponding gnome bug report for more info.

Arnaud Soyez (weboide) wrote :

Confirmed in Intrepid, gnome-terminal

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Invalid

Upstream bug has been marked as duplicate of bug

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

I'm making great progress in implementing this. Please see the upstream bug at , feel free to try my patch if you're a hacker kind. In case of any feedback, please comment in that upstream bug, thanks!

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

vte 0.35 implements this feature.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

Is there any way for a regular user to start using the new version with the fix?

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Miklos Juhasz (mjuhasz) wrote :

Despite the Fix Released status I can confirm that this bug is not fixed in Ubuntu 14.04, most probably because vte 0.35 implements this feature while Ubuntu 14.04 has only 0.34.

Sorry, I should have added that you need to enable the Gnome-team PPA to have the fix. It is present in this package version:

Package: libvte-2.90-9
Version: 1:0.36.0-1ubuntu1~trusty1

Manuel Seelaus (seelaman) wrote :

I am still seeing this issue on vivid:

$ dpkg -l libvte-2.90-9
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii libvte-2.90-9 1:0.36.3-1ubuntu amd64 Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 3.0 - runtime fi

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