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Re: trying to turn cursor blinking off

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: trying to turn cursor blinking off
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:03:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Davin Pearson <address@hidden> writes:

> I entered the following command:
> (blink-cursor-mode -1)
> but it doesn't turn cursor blinking off.
> What gives?

Yeah, Emacs can't set that in all contexts.

Do you run a Unix system?

If so, do you run the GUI version, or do you
run it with -nw (or a -nox binary) in
a terminal emulator (e.g., xterm)?

Or do you run it in a Linux VT ("the console"
or ttys)?

Or do you run it in another way still?

It should always work in the GUI version tho
I don't have it so I can't/don't want to verify
that. (But it is doable in the xterm and VTs as
well, for sure.)

By the way, the help (in this case `C-h f') is
your friend:

    This command [`blink-cursor-mode'] is
    effective only on graphical frames.
    On text-only terminals, cursor blinking is
    controlled by the terminal.

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