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Re: change cursor type when idle

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: change cursor type when idle
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:07:57 -0800

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

  > On Feb 12, 2008 5:43 PM, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
  > > I
  > > was referring to exactly one such color: `cua-read-only-cursor-color'.
  > > It's easy enough to know that the buffer is read only, you can't type in
  > > it.  Does changing the cursor color add any extra useful visual clue?
  > Yes, it does for me. I often have two almost identical buffers open,
  > and switch from one to the other. But I want one of them to be
  > read-only, and the visual clue is helpful (not to prevent trying to
  > write into the read-only one, but to speed switching among them). I
  > have in fact this in my .emacs:

Sorry, but IMHO such a feature (cua-read-only-cursor-color, or the
similar one in Drew's package) does not seem useful for the majority of
emacs users.  But given that it's already in cua-mode, we can't do much
about it.

  > (setq cua-normal-cursor-color    '(box . "white")
  >       cua-overwrite-cursor-color '(hollow . "red")
IMHO this  is useful, and it should be in generic code.

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