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Re: [h-e-w] Workarounds for emacs on Windows 7

From: Martin
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Workarounds for emacs on Windows 7
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:24:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (windows-nt)


    "John J. Xenakis" writes:


    > I've used emacs on several different systems, including different
    > flavors of Windows and xemacs on Linux, with pretty much the same
    > macro set, which has been very convenient.  I use multiple frames and
    > multiple windows very heavily on a day to day basis.
    > Starting late last year, I started working on a Windows 7 system, and
    > emacs worked fine, as usual.  However, after about 7-10 days of
    > uptime, Windows 7 freaked out with all application windows blinking
    > and moving around all over the place.  At first I thought it was a
    > Windows 7 bug, caused by one of my display settings, and I had to
    > reboot the computer.  But after it's happened several times over a few
    > months, I've finally concluded that it's an emacs bug.  It took me a
    > long time to find this out, since the bug occurs so infrequently.
    > Since I'm running 64-bit Windows, what it looks like to me is that
    > emacs is using some 64-bit counter as a 32-bit or 16-bit counter
    > that's cycling around to zero after several days of heavy use of
    > emacs.  Somehow, this is causing all the application windows on the
    > screen to be screwed up or start blinking like mad.

nothing like that happend to me.

same environment and usage of precompiled binaries from


for one year.


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