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Re: disappearing cursor


From: Michael Vanier
Subject: Re: disappearing cursor
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 10:56:44 -0700 (PDT)

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> Michael Vanier <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > I use "misc 10x20" font normally, with dark green background, white
> > foreground and khaki cursor colors (and without a blinking cursor).  I set
> > these in my .Xresources file.  
> 
> Could you please send me the section concerning Emacs from your
> .Xresources?

Just this:

emacs*pointerColor: khaki
emacs*cursorColor:  khaki
emacs*background:   #286040
emacs*foreground:   #c8c8c8
emacs*geometry:     =85x33+0+0
emacs*font:         10x20

So the background is not *exactly* dark green, but it's close.  

> 
> > Under these circumstances I never get a cursor in emacs 21.1.  If I
> > remove all references to .emacs from my .Xresources, I get a cursor
> > on the default font only.
> > 
> > Oddly, I also get a disappearing cursor in emacs 20.7, but under different
> > circumstances.  In that program, if I start the program with `-q' and
> > remove all references to emacs in my .Xresources file, the default font
> > causes the cursor to disappear.  Using any other "misc" font causes the
> > cursor to reappear, and it stays there even if you switch back to the
> > default font.  When I set my preferences in the .Xresources file I always
> > get a cursor in 20.7.
> > 
> > Is it a bad idea to use the .Xresources file to set emacs options?
> 
> Apparently yes, but it shouldn't be :-).
> 

That's what I figured.  Hey, thanks for all your work on emacs!

Mike




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