Message fields at the bottom of the MacWise window may have contained an incomplete message or were caught in a loop trying to display a message when connected with telnet.
Screen updates during long listings to the MacWise window may have not updated until the listing was done.
Clicking away from the MacWise window during long screen updates was stopping the data from displaying in the window.
( 2020 release )
Enable Alternate Keypad for VT Emulation
NOTE: MacWise version 1.0 was originally released January 1, 1996 as a slimmed down version of MacToPic. Over the years, it became a full featured app.
(MacToPic was released in 1989).
Here is the complete History of MacWise