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Re: Emacs cursor woes


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: Emacs cursor woes
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Mar 28, 8:42 am, jrwats <address@hidden> wrote:
> Using GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7600) of 2009-11-03 on
> LENNART-69DE564 (patched)
>
> So I was typing happily in emacs and must have hit some obscure key-
> combination that caused my cursor to to go from a nice blinking blue
> box to a white line (on the left edge of where the box used to be)
>
> ASCII art representation:
>
> from:
> ===
> |    |
> |    |
> ===
>
> to:
> |
> |
>
> I read up on cursor settings and toyed and toiled, but could find no
> way to get my pretty blue box cursor back.  Anyone know a solution?
> I have the following in my .emacs:
>
> (custom-set-faces
>     '(cursor ((t (:background "#6666ed" :foreground "white")))))
>
> (custom-set-variables
>     '(cursor-type (quote box) t)
>     '(x-stretch-cursor t))

take off these and restart emacs?

You can play with cursor shape by going to the menu “Options▸Customize
emacs▸Settings Matching Regexp...”, then type “cursor”. There you can
play with it.

 Xah


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