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Re: customizing minibuffer and the message bar, ie mode-line

From: Alexis
Subject: Re: customizing minibuffer and the message bar, ie mode-line
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:54:54 +1000

address@hidden writes:

why dont you also reply (1) and (2) ?

People respond to the questions they feel they can address, and don't necessarily respond to the questions to which they feel they can't provide a reasonable answer.

Having said that, one thought regarding question 2:

(2) How to make time up to the second in the message bar?

i assume you want the clock visually displaying each second as it elapses. If so, this might not be straightforward, as the mode-line is not updated on a regular schedule, but "when appropriate" (e.g. point has been moved). So say the clock displayed:


and nothing caused the mode-line to update for 10 seconds (e.g. there was no buffer input), then the next mode-line update would cause the clock to 'jump' to:


without having displayed the intervening seconds.

i guess you might be able to set up a timer to run every second to deal with this; but more knowledgeable people than i on this list would be better placed to discuss the feasability of that.


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