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Re: invisible mouse pointer?

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: Re: invisible mouse pointer?
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 21:21:35 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii skrev:
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 19:26:15 +0200
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      DEFVAR_LISP ("make-pointer-invisible", &Vmake_pointer_invisible,
                   doc: /* If non-nil, make pointer invisible while typing.
    The pointer becomes visible again when the mouse is moved.  */);
      Vmake_pointer_invisible = Qt;

Why is this behavior such a good idea?  Looking for and not finding my
mouse pointer doesn't sound like a fun at all.

The ns-port for Emacs has it on by default.

Too bad, Emacs should behave the same by default on all platforms,

On MS Windows XP there is MS Word, Visual Studio, Notepad and Wordpad that I have seen.

Since when we model Emacs behavior on MS Word?  Word also lets you
scroll the equivalent of point out of the visible portion of the
screen (and the jumps back there whenever it wishes) -- will we be
changing Emacs to do that as well?

We don't. MS word was one of 14 examples I gave and 10 where not on MS Windows and 7 where free software. There is plenty these other applications does that Emacs doesn't. No need to single out MS Word, that is just slly. I'd say in this case we model Emacs behaviour after Gtk+. I made Emacs behave as gnome-terminal behaves, that was what I compared to.

        Jan D.

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