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Re: disappearing cursor


From: Michael Vanier
Subject: Re: disappearing cursor
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:19:39 -0700 (PDT)

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> Michael Vanier <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> >    Can you please make a test case starting with `emacs -q' which
> >    demonstrates this problem?
> > 
> > Sure.  Selecting any "Misc" font using shift-left-button-1 except
> > for the default font gives rise to a disappearing cursor (I haven't
> > tried all of them, but I know that 10x20, 9x15, 7x13 and Fixed do
> > this).  This is after I turn off the blinking cursor.  The Default
> > font has a visible cursor.
> 
> Is this with `emacs -q'?  What colors have you specified for Emacs?
> I'm asking because I cannot reproduce this here.
> 

I use "misc 10x20" font normally, with dark green background, white
foreground and khaki cursor colors (and without a blinking cursor).  I set
these in my .Xresources file.  Under these circumstances I never get a
cursor in emacs 21.1.  If I remove all references to .emacs from my
.Xresources, I get a cursor on the default font only.

Oddly, I also get a disappearing cursor in emacs 20.7, but under different
circumstances.  In that program, if I start the program with `-q' and
remove all references to emacs in my .Xresources file, the default font
causes the cursor to disappear.  Using any other "misc" font causes the
cursor to reappear, and it stays there even if you switch back to the
default font.  When I set my preferences in the .Xresources file I always
get a cursor in 20.7.

Is it a bad idea to use the .Xresources file to set emacs options?

Thanks,

Mike





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