[CM] snd minibuffer is broken under motif front end

Carlos Pita carlosjosepita at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 18:37:28 PDT 2008

Now that I have compared the motif fe with the gtk  one I can say that
the minibuffer itself is also ill-behaved. I wrongly assumed its
behaviour to be auto-hide, but in gtk gui it's always there, and the
cursor coordinates shows up inside it. So, another problem to the
list: for the motif fe minibuffer is disappearing as soon as I click
outside it.

By the way, what is the preferred frontend nowadays?

Best regards

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Carlos Pita <carlosjosepita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've attached a snapshot showing how the minibuffer looks like after
> c-x c-f. Note that the text 'file' is ill-centered. (Here, the text
> input box is not visible because of a focus issue I had while taking
> the snapshot, but it works as it should). Another, more serious,
> related problem is that cursor position is not being showed despite
> the silent/verbose cursor setting. As occasionally, when
> redimensioning the screen, I get a glimpse of it, I guess it's also a
> layout problem. My motif version is:
> ii  libmotif-dev                                  2.2.3-2
>                       Open Motif - development files
> ii  libmotif3                                     2.2.3-2
>                       Open Motif - shared libraries
> Anyone there is experiencing the same issues?
> Best regards
> -Carlos

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