> I found a hacky workaround - add this to your $PS1:

The workaround of resetting relevant settings from the prompt has
already been mentioned – although without showing a concrete example.

> Given how randomly it happens, I believe there is a real bug in

I'm about 99.999% sure that this is _not_ a bug in Terminator (VTE). It
is believed to properly execute the relevant escape sequences it
receives. (Can you reproduce the issue with xterm, urxvt, konsole...? I
bet you can.)

> but if you want to force the broken state, just open 'mc' and run
'pkill mc' from another terminal, your scrolling will be broken.

Yup, in this case mc asks the terminal to switch to a special mode, and
due to getting killed, it does not ask the terminal to leave that mode.
Nothing new here, exactly what has already been concluded in this

> run e.g 'mc > trace.txt'. Then type 'exit', hit return, and mc will
quit. You will get all the escape sequences from mc in trace.txt to

Can you really reproduce the issue this way? Because you don't kill mc
now, but exit it cleanly.

> to report it as a terminator bug

Unless you have firm evidence that this is a terminator (or VTE) bug,
please don't spam its bugtracker with something that's most likely an
issue elsewhere.

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  Scrolling randomly stops working

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Bug description:
  Usually, scrolling in the terminal window works as expected, which is like 
  - the terminal window has a scrollbar
  - Assuming there are more lines (of commands you have typed + their output) 
than fit in the window, you can scroll up and down both by dragging the 
scrollbar and by using the mouse wheel

  However, at random times, the Terminal starts behaving like this:
  1 - the scrollbar's "handle" is as high as the whole scrollbar, as if the 
existing lines didn't exceed the height of the window, even if that is not the 
  2 - you can't scroll by dragging the scrollbar (which is consistent with 1)
  3 - the scrollwheel behaves like the up and down arrow keys, that is, it 
scans through previously typed commands in your history.

  I have no idea what triggers the nonsense behavior. It seems to start 
happening randomly.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-34.39-generic 4.2.8-ckt4
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-34-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Apr  5 19:05:18 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-11 (906 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2016-01-18 (78 days ago)

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