gnome-terminal should allow the disabling of text wrapping (so that there is a scroll bar at the bottom instead)

Bug #1609009 reported by Wise Melon on 2016-08-02
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator
Won't Fix
Wishlist
Ubuntu GNOME
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
vte2.91 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

I would find it rather useful, especially with certain types of outputs, if gnome-terminal would allow me to disable text wrapping, that is so that there would be a horizontal scroll bar that would allow me to see the rest of the text.

I don't know if this should/would include the commands you type it, but maybe there could be a separate option for the wrapping of that.

There are other Terminals which support this, and I think it would be really nice if gnome-terminal would too so that one doesn't have to put all of the output into another program like 'less' or similar in order to disable the wrapping.

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 and would find this a very useful feature.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
no longer affects: gnome-terminal
Changed in vte:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2016-09-20
affects: vte (Ubuntu) → vte2.91 (Ubuntu)
Changed in vte:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Changed in vte2.91 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Opinion

@Marius, This could still be done as a downstream patch and they haven't rejected that yet so there's no reason to close it as just "Opinion", in fact it would make more sense for them to close this as "Won't fix" because really "Opinion" refers to something completely different.

I must admit that after looking at the description given for this option it does look like it's at least very close, but I've always been told that this is not what the option is for when others use it on my bugs.

Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: Opinion → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Confirmed
Changed in vte2.91 (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in vte2.91 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in vte2.91 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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