first of all, sorry if this was already asked/answered. My forum search for 'mate-terminal' turned up no results, and 'vim' seems to be too short a search term and gets ignored...
I'm on Linux Mint 15 with Mate desktop, and one of the things bugging me ever since I switched to this distro is that whenever I'm using vim to quickly edit a file, I can't scroll through the file with the mouse wheel as I was used to doing in gnome-terminal or xfce4-terminal which I both used prior to my switch to Mint.
Up until now I suspected something in my .vimrc or missing therein to be the culprit, and even tried playing around with
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Today it was again bugging me, enough to once more try to finally find a solution. And while at it, I also noticed that mouse scrolling does not work in nano or less or similar tools, either. In the end, I found a rather simple work-around:
Install and use gnome-terminal, hence retiring mate-terminal, as that really is doing something differently. But the truth is, I would prefer using my DE's own terminal emulator (to not mix Gnome and Mate more than they already seem to be mixed/halfway ported right now, and also because gnome-terminal uses some pre-defined Gnome theme and not the theme I set up for the Mate desktop, and hence looks different from other windows) and therefore really use Mate exclusively (well, as much as that's possible so far).
Can somebody point me to a way to have mate-terminal and mouse scrolling work correctly? Mate's terminal itself scrolls just fine with the mouse wheel. Only when in vim or nano or less or something like that, the mouse scrolling seems to break...
Any hints would be appreciated. :·)