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bug #52079: --showcursor stops showing the cursor when movement doesn't change files

Submitted by:  David Lawrence Ramsey <dolorous>
Submitted on:  Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:11:52 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  bens Open/Closed:  Closed
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Fri 22 Sep 2017 08:01:47 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, by commit b27ab4f0.

Both bugs (this one and bug #52078) were present since nano-2.7.1 -- since the introduction of the option 'showcursor' -- but became more noticeable with the recent change in cursor treatment.

Thanks for reporting.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:11:52 PM UTC, original submission:  

This can be reproduced as follows With current git (f6b396f):

1. Run

./nano --ignore --showcursor

2. Press ^R ^T to go to the file browser.  The cursor is properly shown on the first highlighted file.

3. Press Up (or Home, or Ctrl-Home).  The same file is highlighted, but the cursor is no longer shown on the highlighted file.

4. Press End to go to the last highlighted file.  Then press Down (or End, or Ctrl-End).  The same file is highlighted, but the cursor is no longer shown on the highlighted file.

Pressing Ctrl-L after either step 3 or step 4 will show the cursor again in its proper place on the highlighted file, however.

David Lawrence Ramsey <dolorous>
Project Member


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    2017-09-22 bens StatusNone => Fixed
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