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Re: flagging cursor status in multiple windows


From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: flagging cursor status in multiple windows
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:21:40 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (windows-nt)

42 147 <address@hidden> writes:

> I've turned off the blinking cursor and set it to bar.
>
> The problem is, when I switch between windows, especially rapidly, it can
> be momentarily disorienting; the cursor does not change enough to clearly
> indicate to me which window is being edited.
>
> What are some suggestions to solve this problem? Should I put this in the
> modeline, or is there a way to change the properties of the cursor for
> /active in window/ and /not active in window/ (I don't know the name of
> these functions, quite obviously).

There is. If you look at the doc for `cursor-type', you'll see it
mention `cursor-in-non-selected-windows'. It accepts similar values.



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