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Re: bad UI defaults

From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: bad UI defaults
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 11:44:57 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Here is a customization for cursor-blink-alist based on alist
> The cursor-type widget does a good job for one part of the problem.
> However, the alist level of the interface is not at all obvious.
> All the user sees is [INS].
> Can you think of some way to make that clearer?

I gave two, one was to use :options which will give a checkbox [ ]
instead of an [INS] button.  The other is the one below.

It does sound like you have a general problem with the editable list
widget UI, at least for empty lists.  That affects a lot more than

>     An alternative is to create another simpler variable:
>     (defcustom cursor-off-type t
>       "Cursor to show when the cursor is in the off state.
>     The possible values are:
>       t: Use the value specified by 'cursor-blink-alist'.
>       ..."
>       :type 'cursor-type)
> That may be the simplest solution.

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