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Re: Support for explicitly resetting the idle timer?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Support for explicitly resetting the idle timer?
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:01:23 +0200

> From: Campbell Barton <ideasman42@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 19:42:15 +1100
> Cc: Emacs developers <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> > The cleanest solution in this case would be to call timer_stop_idle if
> > Emacs is executing a command, no matter how it was invoked.  In fact,
> > I'm surprised that we don't stop idle timers when track-mouse invokes
> > commands: it sounds like a bug we should fix.
> Not sure if this would solve my case (is there some formal definition
> of what is meant by a command?).
> I'm changing the scroll position using `set-window-vscroll` - so I'm
> not sure if that counts as a command.

Which code invokes set-window-vscroll, and what triggers that code?

> As a workaround it may be possible to define a dummy command that does
> nothing but reset the idle timer.

Btw, what do you mean by "reset" here?  timer_stop_idle has a
counterpart, timer_resume_idle.  Would the resumption work under your
proposal, and if so, how?

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