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#1 2013-07-12 11:13:11

Registered: 2013-07-12
Posts: 2

[Solved] END key does not work - exit man pages etc.

first I will have to admit that I am a complete beginner with all Linux related stuff. I installed Xubuntu and I am trying to get used to the terminal.

Here are the versions:
Xfce 4.10
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.10
Console-Thing: Xfce Terminal 0.4.8

I got this issue with perldoc.
If I scroll through a page of perldoc and get to the end I can't close it.
There is (END) highlighted but I can't type anything. No obvious (and no not so obvious) key combination did work. I tried END, all Fx's, in combination with alt, shift and strg. Nothing seems to work. To get back to the "normal" terminal - or more precisely - to be able to type something again I have to close the Terminal and re-open.

I found this page: file:///usr/share/doc/xfce4-terminal/C/faq.html#id411466
But sadly the link to the patch is dead. I could not find the file through google.

And this thread: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=4678
Which is not solved.

I searched a lot, on other sites too, but I could not find anything. (Which may also be related to my lack of experience...)
If you can help me, please post smile

Last edited by PalimPalim (2013-07-15 07:21:38)


#2 2013-07-12 11:39:43

From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,367

Re: [Solved] END key does not work - exit man pages etc.

The 'q' key works for me.

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#3 2013-07-12 13:04:51

Registered: 2011-03-02
Posts: 20

Re: [Solved] END key does not work - exit man pages etc.

As ToZ said try "q". It took me ages to figure that out. I couldn't get out of man pages and similar things.


#4 2013-07-15 07:23:34

Registered: 2013-07-12
Posts: 2

Re: [Solved] END key does not work - exit man pages etc.

Oh my... that's embarrasing. Thanks for your help!

I thought I facerolled the whole keyboard... seems I missed Q ...


#5 2013-07-18 21:09:50

From: Camarillo, CA
Registered: 2011-03-30
Posts: 427

Re: [Solved] END key does not work - exit man pages etc.

Either that, or you failed to look at the bottom of the terminal where you're told to use q to quit.  Learning to RTFM is good, but reading all of what's on the screen is even better.

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