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bug#3751: 23.0.95; C-h H does not display hourglass cursor

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#3751: 23.0.95; C-h H does not display hourglass cursor
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:14:47 +0300

> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 08:27:39 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > On MS Windows, "C-h H" takes as much as 10 seconds (on a 3GHz
> > machine), but no hourglass cursor is displayed during that time,
> > making it look like nothing is going on.
> >
> > If displaying an hourglass cursor during the time Emacs prepares to
> > display etc/HELLO is difficult, at the very least please display some
> > informative message that ends with "please wait..." in the echo area.
> Adding a "please wait..." message is easy enough, but is there any way
> to determine when the wait is over?  Emacs hangs in redisplay, probably?
> And just leaving the "please wait..." after the wait is over wouldn't be
> nice, either.

Would it work to let-bind view-mode-hook to some function that will
just clear the echo area, around the call to view-file?

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