Always stay at the bottom of the window?

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo at
Wed Jul 26 22:22:16 CEST 2000

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Paul Y. Peng wrote:

>This is an Emacs, not an ESS question. However, I believe that
>gurus of ESS may know the answer as well.
>How can I have the last line of the output always at the bottom of
>the window, rather than somewhere in the middle as the default?  Or
>in other words, how can I always have the cursor at the bottom of
>the window, just as the way in a xterm window?

I don't know if this actually answers your question, but I might have had the
same thought, that when some output scrolls across the screen, you would
usually like to see the bottom of it, not something at an arbitrary place. 

The solution I found to this problem was simply to put the cursor at the
bottom of the buffer. If the cursor is not at the bottom, you will not see
what is happening further down, but if it is, output will scroll so that
you will see the latest output. 

You might have something completely different in mind, but I thought this
might be useful, in case it was the same problem as I had.... :-)


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