[New-bugs-announce] [issue4630] IDLE no longer respects .Xdefaults insertOffTime

Mark Summerfield report at bugs.python.org
Thu Dec 11 09:05:54 CET 2008

New submission from Mark Summerfield <mark at qtrac.eu>:

IDLE's cursor blinks with Python 3.0 on Linux.

But it shouldn't (and doesn't for prior versions) because in my
.Xdefaults file I have the line:
*insertOffTime: 0

Now I have to manually edit idlelib/EditorWindow.py to stop the cursor
from blinking.
(I also have to do this on Windows because IDLE ignores the blink rate
set in the control panel.)

I am one of a minority of people who cannot work with blinking cursors.
I hope that at the least IDLE will get an option to switch it off.

components: IDLE
messages: 77598
nosy: mark
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE no longer respects .Xdefaults insertOffTime
versions: Python 3.0

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