gnome-terminal changes cursor color after terminal tab switch

Bug #842730 reported by Wim on 2011-09-06
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using ANSI escape sequences you can change the cursor color from the command-line, like so:
        echo "ESC]12;rgb:8000/8000/8000^G";
Where 'ESC' and '^G' are the single characters: escape and control-g. After doing this when you switch tab and back again the cursor color will have changed to black.

1. Open a gnome terminal
2. Open a second tab (CTRL+SHIFT+T)
3. On the first tab enter the following sequence on the prompt:
 $ echo "ESC]12;rgb:8000/8000/8000^G";
=> The cursor color will change to grey
4. Switch to the second tab then back to the first tab

The cursor color changes to black.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-10.16-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-10-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Sep 6 15:42:02 2011
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-05 (1 days ago)

Wim (wim-yedema) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report. I can confirm this behaviour. setting to triaged/low

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
tags: added: testcase
Brandon Martin (bmartin) wrote :

I can also confirm this bug. Minor but a small annoyance.

Olleg Samoylov (olleg) wrote :

Looked like regression. In Debian stable

$ gnome-terminal --version
GNOME Terminal 2.30.2

all fine

Dmitry (df2) wrote :

Have this issue in 12.04
Appears in In Gnome3 and Unity desktops, propertiary and nouveau nvidia drivers and not only in gnome-terminal,
but also in lxterminal.

LXTerminal 0.1.11

Dmitry (df2) wrote :

Also noticed that now this bug appears not always, but when ssh session is started in one of tabs.

Confirmed in 12.04.
GNOME Terminal

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