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Re: "Loading"

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: "Loading"
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:26:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Is there any reason a few characters couldn't be used for this in the
>>> left part of the minibuffer/echo area, without making that area
>>> completely unusable?
>> Harder to implement. You would need to add a minor mode for the
>> minibuffer, which shows this fixed string. And for the echo area, you
>> would also need to touch `message' and friends.
> What about just splitting the minibuffer window horizontally?

Anything goes, of course. But I fear we would break the minibuffer
(which is a special buffer, with special handling). And there is still
the echo area problem.

The modeline is designed to provide indications to the user. I believe,
it is the natural place for showing unfinished network activities.

If it cannot be a spinning char due to the permanent refresh, than it
might be some coloured text, as running processes show already.

Best regards, Michael.

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