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bug#18372: Bug#755351: blink-cursor-mode should respect GTK+ setting by


From: Jan Djärv
Subject: bug#18372: Bug#755351: blink-cursor-mode should respect GTK+ setting by default
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:05:58 +0200

Hi.

1 sep 2014 kl. 20:42 skrev Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:

>> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:24:31 -0700
>> From: Josh Triplett <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, Rob Browning <address@hidden>,
>>    address@hidden, address@hidden
>> 
>> For the simplest possible implementation, determine the desktop setting
>> for whether the cursor should blink, and set blink-cursor-mode to that
>> at startup; any explicit setting would then override that.
> 
> Why should we only take blink-cursor-mode from there, and ignore all
> the rest?  E.g., cursor-blink-time and cursor-blink-timeout.  And then
> there are other settings, like cursor-size, clock-format, etc.  It
> makes very little sense to take only one setting.

Those that we look at had a GUI in Gnome at one point to change them. Also the 
set of settings has not been very stable. There is no GUI in current Gnome to 
change them, so they aren't really the place where a user can easily tweak 
settings. 

So in 99% (figure from air) of the cases these settings are never changed. It 
is not worth it to track a setting that with high probability will be removed 
or change name/place within two years. 

      Jan D. 




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