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Re: Blinking character mouse is pointing at
- To: (BUG ZWEI) at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Blinking character mouse is pointing at
- From: MOON@MIT-MC
- Date: Fri ,13 Sep 80 08:16:53 EDT
I would like to propose that the visual indication of what the mouse
is pointing at be made more standard; currently it can be inverse video,
blinking, or a box around it. The latter seems the most winning.
Using blinking for this isn't really right since it's best to have
only thing at a time on the screen actually blinking.
Probably it would be easy to try changing the editor to put a box
around the character the mouse is pointing at, or the whole line
it is pointing at if it is pointing well off the end of a line.
We can see whether or not this looks obnoxious. Then clicking
when the mouse is boxing a whole line might well do slightly different
things than when it is boxing just a character.
Another thing we might consider is some form of underlining or
graying-over of what the mouse is pointing at. Those might be
too obtrusive, though.