Re: Show that Emacs is busy in all frames?
Károly Lőrentey <lorentey <at> elte.hu>
2004-11-30 16:57:42 GMT
Mark Plaksin <happy <at> mcplaksin.org> writes:
> When Emacs is busy (e.g., checking mail) is there a way to put something on
> all the frames showing that it's busy?
I don't think there is such a thing, except maybe the 'busy' mouse
pointer on graphical frames.
I am currently working on something related: to have something
displayed on 'locked' displays while Emacs is busy processing a
command on another display. Ideally something would appear in the
echo area of locked displays, but Emacs has only one echo area that is
shared by all displays. So there are some technical problems.
> My Gnus checks for new mail every 15 minutes. When I'm at home and connect
> to an Emacs instance that was started at work it sometimes looks like Emacs
> is hung. But it's really in the middle of checking mail. Every once in a
> while Emacs really *is* hung. I don't know how to tell the difference.
Are the real hungs caused by single-kboard mode (a pending recursive
edit on another display) or some other reason? If the former, a
emacsclient -e '(top-level)'
will probably break out of them; if the latter, then there may be an
unknown bug lurking somewhere waiting to be fixed.
> This may be a plain Emacs question but I only run into it while running