Idea to save bandwidth: Don't update screen
Shing-Fat Fred Ma
Thu Jan 16 18:18:01 2003
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Subject: Re: Idea to save bandwidth: Don't update screen
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 13:10:32 -0500
From: Shing-Fat Fred Ma <email@example.com>
To: Mark Rainford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the pointer. I've actually set
the cursor on my editor (gvim) to nonblinking.
Found myself searching around for it (big
gvim window, many subwindows, colorized text
in small font, all makes it hard to flip your
attention to the editor and instantly find where
the cursor is). So I turned it back to blinking
and fooled around to find the slowest tolerable
blink rate, which is about one full blink cycle
per second. Sort of in line with the default on
most applications, anyway.
I also have a "top" process on every desktop,
which is there intentionally. It constantly generates
changes on the desktop.
Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Fred Ma, email@example.com
Carleton University, Dept. of Electronics
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1S 5B6
Mark Rainford wrote:
>For Xvnc you can set a resource on the X11 server to prevent text input cursors from blinking: we do this by default for X logons across our whole site.
> *blinkRate: 0
>James ''Wez'' Weatherall wrote:
>> You can avoid the effects of things like blinky cursors simply by
>>minimising the viewer. That should prevent the viewer from requesting
>>further display updates until it is restored.
>>Wez @ RealVNC Ltd. - http://www.realvnc.com
>>Open Source VNC - Commercial Support & Development