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Re: Cursor Invisible on Emacs / Windows Server / Citrix


From: Eric Brown
Subject: Re: Cursor Invisible on Emacs / Windows Server / Citrix
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:30:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (berkeley-unix)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Eric Brown <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 04 May 2013 16:15:18 -0500
>> 
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> >> From: Eric Brown <address@hidden>
>> >> Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 15:20:31 -0500
>> >> 
>> >> I have a very strange problem: my cursor does not show up with the
>> >> combination shown in the subject.  However, it _does_ appear if I
>> >> connect to the Windows Server directly, e.g. when I am at work.
>> >> 
>> >> (Also, the cursor appears in every other application but Emacs!)
>> >
>> > What is your value of w32-use-visible-system-caret?  If it's non-nil,
>> > Emacs will not draw its cursor, but will rely on the system caret to
>> > show point instead.
>> 
>> I have tried both:
>> 
>> (setq w32-use-visible-system-caret t)
>> 
>> and
>> 
>> (setq w32-use-visible-system-caret nil)
>> 
>> and it's the same problem.
>
> Then the only approach I can suggest is to run Emacs under a debugger
> and see what's going on in the function that draws the cursor.  I can
> tell you which functions to step through.
>
> Oh, and this is no longer stuff for this list, better file a bug
> report with "M-x report-emacs-bug RET" and take it from there.

Resurrecting an old post, for the purposes of others who may have seen a
similar problem.

It turned out to be a problem with the Citrix color palette being set
too low. When I jacked up to True Color, the cursor appeared.


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