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Re: [VM] vm-sit-for, display-hourglass, etc

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] vm-sit-for, display-hourglass, etc
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 00:12:02 +0000

Jay Borkenhagen writes:

> I changed display-hourglass to nil, and I now I do see the "No new
> mail ..." message disappear from the minibuffer after 4 seconds.  If
> that is what I have to do to get the desired behavior I'm OK with
> that, but I think this all may not be working the way Uday had
> intended so I decided to mention it here.

Yes, I remember the issues now.  While sit-for is doing its sitting, the
hourglass will keep showing that Emacs is busy.  This was confusing to users
because they tend to wait for the hourglass to go off before doing their
next operation.

So, yes, if you want the 4 second disappearance, you need to turn off the


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