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

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Putting blink-cursor-mode in Options menu.
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 08:00:33 +0900

On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 22:11:50 +0100, Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> wrote:
> >     A google search on "emacs turn off blinking cursor (without the quotes)
> >     gives around 10000 hits.  That is 10 times more than a similar search
> >     with "blinking cursor" replaced by "fringe", but only a fifth than the
> >     search for "tool bar" or "menu bar".
> >
> > That is persuasive evidence; I am convinced.  Since this does not
> > fit in the Show/Hide menu, let's add it at top level.
> That is FALSE evidence!!!

I think another factor is that many people don't know that the proper
term for the fringe -- I've seen a lot of posts asking something like
"how do get rid of that funny blank area".

If there are other Emacs users who share Luc's extremely strong
reaction to the blinking cursor, but who might not be so familiar with
emacs, maybe it's worthwhile even if the number of "blinking haters"
in general is not as large as claimed.  But I have no idea how to make
that judgement.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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