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How can I do a scroll in a console?

Posted January 14, 2016 14.2k views
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I’m trying to do a scroll up in the console, but it doesn’t work (I have tried typing the scroll up and scroll down keys).

My droplet is Ubuntu.

Thanks is advance.

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  • When using the console, you can scroll to the top of the video memory by using Shift+PageUp and scroll down again using Shift+PageDown.

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Press Shift + Fn + Up arrow or Down Arrow in Mac System

Shift+PageUp and Shift+PageDown work in Chrome but not in Firefox

Hello, all

The Droplet web console provides out-of-band access and is available regardless of your network settings. It emulates the access you would have if you were sitting down with a keyboard and monitor attached to the actual server. You can use this feature to log in and revert bad settings to regain normal access.

In order to scroll in the console you can try the following combinations:

Press Shift + Fn + Up arrow or Down Arrow / Shift+PageUp and Shift+PageDown

You can check our official docs for the console here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/resources/console/

You will usually use the console if you can’t access your droplet using ssh via a ssh client and it’s usually the last resort option when it comes to troubleshooting.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc:
Connect with OpenSSH
and
Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex