Command Window gone crazy ( scrolls on it's own )
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My command window has lost its mind. It behaves normally but after I type some commands and get some output, the command window automatically scrolls up until I can't see what I just typed. The only way out is to type clc. But even that doesn't completely help.I tried typing "home" but that seems to have made things worse (I think it's now scrolling to a different position... or something).
How can I get back to normal? I checked all the Matlab preferences and... nuttin!
York Fang on 20 Oct 2015
Have you tried Matlab--Preferences--Command Window and set the Number of lines in command window scroll buffer larger? I tried to change it from 5000 to 10000, and now the issue seems to be solved.
Tatiana Lopez on 20 Jul 2015
Same issue here. It happens from time to time apparently without any cause. Restarting is the only solution, however this is very inconvenient! Is there any patch to solve this issue? Thanks
Barbara on 23 Mar 2016
I can add to this that it happens with Matlab 2009b as well, however, under Mac OS X Yosemite. I have not ever had that issue with my older system. Clear screen may help with the command line, but it affects the editor in my case. Restarting Matlab helps. Java issue? My colleague (scrolling of the command window, Yosemite) noticed, that Matlab tends to crash altogether soon after the scrolling issue starts.
Kryslar on 16 May 2016
The window is scrolling back to the position where your cursor is. Have the same issue in El Capitan. Could not find a way to turn it off.
Brendan Blanchard on 26 Apr 2017
I'll add a bump/complaint. I've also been having this issue from versions 2015B to 17A at least, maybe earlier too. I mainly use a Macbook Pro (constantly up-to-date OS over the past several years, with the ongoing problem...) but haven't seen this on Windows machines, though I haven't used them enough to be sure.
Restarting MatLab does fix it, but that's a workaround and not a solution...
Rafael Tavares on 19 May 2017
same issue here, I just change de command buffer.
Regards from Germany
Michael Rollins on 5 Jun 2017
I experience the same issue, running MATLAB 2017A on macOS Sierra (10.12.5). Clearing the command line code (clc) does the trick in the short term.
To add to the depth of the issue, automated scrolling has also occurred in my script window, scrolling to a particular range of code lines even if I move the cursor or change the focus to another open script. For those in the same boat, closing and reopening the script was enough to fix it for now.
I'm sure this is a low priority bug, as it merely causes an inconvenience, but I sure hope it gets addressed soon!
Xiaochun Xu on 7 Jun 2017
I had the same problem, running MATLAB 2015a on Yosemite (10.10.5). Usually it happens when the RAM is busy (if I quit some apps, it might recover). Closing Matlab did help. I tried clc, it does not work for me. I realized today that if I close the tab of script, it helps as well. I guess this is the most convenient way without losing all the data.