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Re: display weirdness: show cursor where it shouldn't be after scroll-le

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: display weirdness: show cursor where it shouldn't be after scroll-left
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 23:59:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miguel Frasson <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim F. Storm <storm <at> cua.dk> writes:
>> "Miguel V. S. Frasson" <mvsfrasson <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > In lenghty lines, using scroll-left and scroll-right in some
>> > combination (how to reproduce bellow) results that the display shows
>> > the middle of the line, I see the cursor there in the middle, but
>> > point is in beginning of line.
>> >
>> > If one should be prepared to see cursor where the point isn't, then
>> > this is not a bug.
>> It's a bug, indeed.  Thanks for reporting it.
> Then I understand the bug in the other way around.  With the fixes, I see the
> cursor at positions, blinking, where the point isn't.  Just use the same test
> case: point is at beginning of line, and scrolling I see the cursor blinking 
> in
> the middle of the line.

Yes, this is confusing!

> If I can suggest a solution for this, I would like to have the cursor blinking
> at the fringe (right fringe if point is before what we see, left fringe if 
> point
> is after the displayed text), to sign clearly that the cursor is *not* in the
> position.

That might be an idea -- to be considered after the release.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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