Re: that darned accessibility capplet

On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 15:47, Sander Vesik wrote:
> On 1 Oct 2002, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > > Cursor blink is an appearance characteristic, and is currently specifiable via 
> > > GTK+ RC files (though I doubt that is the preferred way of setting
> > > this any longer).
> > 
> > That its implemented technically as part of the GTK RC file is, IMO, of
> > little interest. EVERYTHING AFFECTS APPEARANCE, because if it doesn't
> > its not user visible and who cares anyway. Its an irrelevant argument,
> > the real question is where to draw the line. 
> > 
> > > Does it make any more sense to put it in 'keyboard' ?
> > 
> > No, I think it makes sense not to put it anywhere.
> > 
> Sorry Seth, but how are you going to justify this? 
> Cursor blinking and / or its blink rate (and really also text cursor
> shape) is something that large amount of users are accustomed to
> adjusting, and its not really something specific to GUIs either.

I have trouble believing this (though I do know that *some* people do,
asking around various people I know, windows and linux users, I haven't
found anyone who changes the cursor blink rate). Having the blink rate
tied to a general "how much should the computer animate, blink, etc"
setting seems like a good idea, but I really don't see strong support
for having this preference.


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