[CM] snd minibuffer is broken under motif front end

Carlos Pita carlosjosepita at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 18:49:23 PDT 2008

I was able to snapshot the cursor position. I did the following: 1)
C-x C-f, 2) click inside the modeline, but outside the minibuffer
input box, 3) click the plot anywhere . After these steps the position
is momentarily visible until I click everywhere else.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:37 PM, Carlos Pita <carlosjosepita at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> -Carlos
> 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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