Finch usage with a braille display

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury sadrul at
Wed Apr 8 12:16:43 EDT 2009

* at had this to say on [25 Jan 2009, 16:28:01 +0100]:
> Hi all!
> I was trying to use finch with a Braille device.
> The software is really nice, but a big problem is present. the fact that it's 
> using a "software cursor".
> This means that it uses ANSI controls to let the user understand where the 
> cursor is.
> Will some day implemented an option to disable this behaviour, so that the 
> normal cursor will be usable within finch?
> (e.g.: the cursor you see within the shell, the normal one...)
> I tried to look at the source code, deducing (wrongly?) that the thing should 
> eventually be worked out in GNT. Is this possible?

Possible, and done (revision 68170ae1, should you be interested)! The
next release (2.6.0) will have this fix. If there's still more such
usability issues, please do let us know.


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