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bug#21734: 25.0.50; cursor-in-non-selected-windows set to nil in gnus-ar


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#21734: 25.0.50; cursor-in-non-selected-windows set to nil in gnus-article-mode for no apparent reason
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:03:15 +0200

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:50:13 +1100
> 
> Oleh Krehel <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >>
> >>> If that's the reason, IMO it definitely should be up to the user to
> >>> decide whether the inactive cursor annoys her or not.
> >>
> >> But the default should be the reasonable one from a UX standpoint.
> >
> > I didn't find it reasonable. I have tried hundreds of major modes and
> > was genuinely surprised to find the single one that has this setting.
> > At first, I thought it was a bug, since I never touched
> > `cursor-in-non-selected-windows` in my config, then I traced it to the
> > mode's definition.
> 
> Well, it's been that way for a decade, and you're the first person to
> find it surprising (that I can recall).  So I'm closing this bug report.

FWIW, I think that'd be a mistake.  It isn't hard to add a user option
(set it to whatever you want by default), so that those rare users who
want could customize this behavior.





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