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Re: disappearing cursor

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: disappearing cursor
Date: 23 Oct 2001 10:34:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

Michael Vanier <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.  

Could you please send me the section concerning Emacs from your

> 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?

Apparently yes, but it shouldn't be :-).

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