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Windows 10 WSL - arrow keys, Home and End not working #1832

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reijin90 opened this issue Jul 5, 2018 · 3 comments

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commented Jul 5, 2018

In reference to issue number 1588, I open this one as the issue is not actually resolved. After patching conemu, copy and pasting works, but the arrow key behaviour is broken (command completion).

To cite myself:

Up and down [arrows] go through history, but before doing this [(updating conemu)], when I wrote "ssh" it would only cycle through my previous ssh commands. Pos1 and End still don't seem to do anything... It's odd...
I'm on Win 10 Pro 1803 17134.81

@reijin90 reijin90 changed the title Windows 10 WSL - arrow keys not working Windows 10 WSL - arrow keys, Home and End not working Jul 5, 2018

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commented Jul 11, 2018

Ok so as it turns out, the p flag used to default to value 5 for cur_console, but doesn't anymore. This is what was causing the issue in vim and alike for me. Replacing p to p5 in my templates solved it.

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commented Jul 21, 2018

Thanks. It works for me.

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commented Jul 21, 2018

Perfect, this works!

For anyone wondering how to do it:
Goto Settings --> Startup --> Tasks
Now in all your "predefined tasks" that are used for WSL consoles, edit the command:
e.g. from %windir%\system32\bash.exe ~ -cur_console:p to %windir%\system32\bash.exe ~ -cur_console:p5 (note the p5 instead of p)

"Save Settings" and enjoy! :)

@reijin90 reijin90 closed this Jul 21, 2018

AltarBeastiful added a commit to AltarBeastiful/bash-zsh-on-windows-cmder that referenced this issue Oct 25, 2018

Make arrow keys and home button work again
According to this issue cmderdev/cmder#1832
You need to add `p5` instead of `p` when creating the shell or some buttons won't work.
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