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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs cursor turns into a vertical line

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs cursor turns into a vertical line
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:19:48 +0300

> From: John J. Xenakis <>
> Cc:
> >   Is this a GUI frame or a text-mode (a.k.a. -nw) frame?
> It's a GUI frame.  Emacs is invoked with:
> >   "DDD1\emacs-25.1.2\bin\runemacs" --no-splash --load DDD2\init.el
> where DDD1 and DDD2 are local directories.

What happens if you invoke it like this (from the cmd.exe prompt):

  emacs -Q

Also, what is the value of w32-use-visible-system-caret?

> When I click on Help | About Emacs, I get:
> >   GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (i686-w64-mingw32) of 2016-11-15
> I downloaded the Emacs software on 22-Mar-2017 and installed it on
> my Windows 7 system, and reinstalled the same zip file on my Windows
> 10 system last year.
> The file that I installed was
> that I downloaded from
> Looking at that directory now, I see that it has several more recent
> subdirectories, and I could upgrade Emacs to any of a number of
> different files and versions.  What would be the best one?

I guess this one:

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