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Re: Putting blink-cursor-mode in Options menu.

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Putting blink-cursor-mode in Options menu.
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:30:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does anyone else agree that this option should be in the Options menu?
>> What do other applications do about this?  My version of mozilla has
>> no way to change whether the cursor blinks, but it is rather old.
> I think the contentious issue is that we are having both a block
> cursor as well as blinking.  Either choice alone would not worry
> anybody.  The standard "text insertion" cursor for other apps is '(bar
> . 1), but that is quite too inconspicuous when you are looking for it
> on a full screen of text (as opposed to a small text entry field).
> 'bar is pretty much usable in contrast (apparently width 2, at least
> on my display).  That kind of cursor has the advantage that it can be
> _between_ letters, and it is in pretty common use.  I have mixed
> feelings about that.

On the Appearence menu, there could be a Cursor submenu with
these choices:

      [x] Blinking
      <x> Block
      < > Bar
      < > Hollow
Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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