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Re: trying to turn cursor blinking off

From: Davin Pearson
Subject: Re: trying to turn cursor blinking off
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:02:03 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:03:45 PM UTC+12, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> Davin Pearson 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.

Yes I am running Emacs version 23.1.1 on 
a GUI version, so cursor blinking should really
be turned off when you enter the command:

(blink-cursor-mode -1)

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