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Re: minibuffer vs dialog-boxes

From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: minibuffer vs dialog-boxes
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 10:34:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
   Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 19:23:49 +0300 (IDT)

   > > In order to bring the user's attention to the minibuffer when an item
   > > such as "Edit -> Search" is activated from the menu, I was just thinking
   > > that we could draw a big rectangle around the minibuffer, blinking
   > > (or zooming in-and-out) until some input is typed in.
   > Shouldn't some ingenious use of minibuffer-prompt-face be enough?

Some days ago I proposed changing the background color of the whole
minibuffer. Minibuffer-prompt-face is not enough I think. Prompt can be
short (like I-search:) and thus it is not enough to get user' attention.

Changing the background color of minibuffer will be similar to the effect
of mode-line-inactive face. Minibuffer will "stand up" from Emacs. Another
useful thing can be to change display engine to allow minibuffer at the top
of the Emacs frame...
Pavel Janík

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