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Re: RFC: Disabling blinking cursor by default



On Tuesday 03 February 2009 11:44:42 Panu Matilainen wrote:

> Blinking things tend to draw attention, and in the case of Blinky the
> Cursor it's drawing your attention to the fact that there is nothing at
> all to attend to. It can also cause seizures for people with epilepsy or
> other disorders.
>
> Now, somebody please tell me: what is the grande justification of
> consuming a few extra wats per every computer in the world to attempt to
> draw the users attention to exactly nothing, despite being known to cause
> health issues to some people while doing so? And "it's always done that"
> is not an answer.

Where the input location is in a large text document or piece of code I've just 
opened up in a 211x72 xterm? If (for some reason) it's not in the middle of the 
screen, it can be hard to spot; I'd like for it to blink a few times when I 
first give the xterm focus (yes, it's more or less full screen, and yes, I have 
multiple screens, so I've completely lost track of where in the window I was 
when I turn back to it).


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