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Re: Emacs 21.1 and multiple cursors?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 and multiple cursors?
Date: 21 Jan 2002 20:47:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:

> This is probably not a bug, but...
> I've noticed that, with NT Emacs 21.1, every Emacs window (except the
> echo area) has a cursor, but only the active window's cursor is active
> (the others are just outlines).  Is this expected and proper?

The Help menu of Emacs tells you to say
C-h n
for Emacs News.

This will give you, among others
** When using a windowing terminal, each Emacs window now has a cursor
of its own.  By default, when a window is selected, the cursor is
solid; otherwise, it is hollow.  The user-option
`cursor-in-non-selected-windows' controls how to display the
cursor in non-selected windows.  If nil, no cursor is shown, if
non-nil a hollow box cursor is shown.

Anyhow, I marvel at how people can imagine something like this
happening accidentally.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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