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Re: Emacs 21.2 display bugs: variables: cursor-type; properties: display

From: Joe Wells
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.2 display bugs: variables: cursor-type; properties: display, before-string, after-string, invisible, intangible
Date: 21 May 2002 20:49:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I don't understand this, because when the cursor blinks off for
>     me, it disappears completely.
> We have probably changed this since 21.2.
>     It seems to me that the shape and color of the cursor should be
>     selectable for each situation.  So you could make the cursor
>     "blink" by changing color or thickness instead of disappearing.
> Sure, we could do that, but that is clunky--it means lots and lots
> more variables to customize, and I doubt it is worth the trouble
> to add them all.  I would rather try the simpler change I proposed.

Regardless, I believe that setting the cursor shape to "bar" in a
buffer should affect all of the versions of the cursor: the "blinked
on", "blinked off", and "not selected window" versions.


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