Fix “Page Up” key in Terminal.app to work with irssi

Oct 29, 2007 - 5 Comments

Recently while using the OS X Terminal I noticed that the “Page Up” and “Page Down” keys do not send an actual page up sequence to a session. It seems that the default behavior is to manipulate the Terminal.app’s built in buffer. This works well for every day use in the Terminal, but if you are using a program like irssi, that has its own buffer, this can be an annoyance. The solution is simple and can be solved with a simple key combination.

Powerbook, ibook and Macbook owners can try using :
[shift][fn]-[page up] or [shift][fn]-[page down]
If you have a standard keyboard:
[shift]-[page up] or [shift]-[page down]

If you would to edit any other keyboard settings in the Terminal, here is a screenshot for your reference. Please note that this is a screen shot from OS X Leopard (10.5) which will differ from OS X Tiger (10.4).

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Command Line, Leopard, Mac OS X, OS X Apps, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Aurimas says:

    Any idea how to “fix” Terminal.app so chars -./ were treated as part of the word with double click select? Or how to rename tabs?

  2. Scott says:

    Thanks so much, I was on the verge of hurling my macbook at a wall not being able to use my beloved irssi!

  3. Fil says:

    Just used this to add ctrl-up and ctrl-down to my irssi+screen setup. Thanks!

  4. rafiks says:

    thanks! this really bothered me a lot.

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