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Re: address@hidden: Poor performance over DSL link]

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Poor performance over DSL link]
Date: 09 Sep 2002 12:34:17 +0200
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"Marc Levoy" <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim (and Richard),
> Thanks for the quick response.  I had already seen those suggestions (turning
> off XIM, and disabling scroll bars, the menu bar, and the tool bar) on a web
> page.  I tried all except turning off XIM, and it didn't help.
> As it happens, I finally realized (by watching the rhythm of the traffic)
> that Emacs 21's software blinking cursor was causing the traffic.  I disabled
> it using:
>       (if (fboundp 'blink-cursor-mode)
>               (blink-cursor-mode -1))
> and the extra traffic disappeared.  You might suggest this tweak to people
> with DSL (or slower) links.

We should add this to PROBLEMS.

Since the other suggestions mentioned there to improve performance can
be controlled via the Options->Show/Hide menu [PROBLEMS could mention
that], we might consider to add a menu item for controlling the
blinking cursor as well, e.g Option->Show/Hide->Blinking Cursor

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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