It is often useful to explore the backlog while a command is running in terminal. For example, it could be build happening, while you examine a warning you saw on some of the lines. However, right now any activity in terminal causes the window scroll to fall at the bottom. This should not happen unless the scroll already was at the bottom.
Konsole is known to implement that.
Steps to reproduce
- Open Terminology
- Execute dmesg so you have lots of text for scrollback
- Execute ping localhost
- Scroll Terminology up
- Wait a few seconds
Nothing. In particular, scroll stays where it was.
The window gets automatically scrolled down at the bottom, due to ping adding new text.