Command window doesn't scroll back

After installing Octave 7.3.0, the command window no longer scrolls back. That is, it only shows the latest entries in the space it has in the GUI and nothing more. The scrollbar at the side is always the full height of the window.

I’ve tried going back to 7.2.0 but now that has the same behaviour.

My system

  • Windows 11 Home (version 10.0.22621)
  • Octave version: 7.3.0
  • Installation method: octave-7.3.0-w64-installer.exe

Afaict, the default console was switched to the new Windows Terminal with the latest feature update for Windows 11 (22H2). Unfortunately, Octave isn’t compatible with the new Windows Terminal.

To switch back to the (legacy) Windows Console Host, please follow the instructions here and select “Windows Console Host”:
Windows Terminal as your Default Command Line Experience - Windows Command Line (

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That’s fixed it.