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Re: Why is Emacs so slow when used remotely?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Why is Emacs so slow when used remotely?
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:24:58 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

address@hidden wrote:
> El martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010 03:40:53 UTC+2, address@hidden  escribió:
> > "Russ P." writes:

Wow.  That was from two years ago.

> > Emacs seems a little over-active in dired-mode.
> ...
> I have worked around it by setting mouse-highlight to nil. So it
> guess that it is a problem with the mouse highlighting and ssh -X.

It may be true that the display code is very inefficient there.  But
I don't think it is that reasonable to expect an X program to be
snappy fast over a high latency WAN connection.  There are many
issues with throwing a display remotely.  Many programs have been
written to try to optimize it.  But it remains a hard problem.

Instead I definitely recommend that you try using emacs in text mode.
That is the original operation mode.  It is really quite a fine
terminal screen editor.  The performance of throwing whold characters
over the Internet will be much better than throwing pixels over the


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