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Bug 155143 - BaseCaret doesn't respect CARET_COLOR_OVERWRITE_MODE anymore
Summary: BaseCaret doesn't respect CARET_COLOR_OVERWRITE_MODE anymore
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Painting & Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: michaelpigg
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-10 14:43 UTC by emi
Modified: 2009-10-14 10:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Exception Reporter:

Use CARET_COLOR_OVERWRITE_MODE in BaseCaret (1.33 KB, patch)
2008-12-10 14:44 UTC, emi
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Description emi 2008-12-10 14:43:15 UTC

BaseCaret doesn't use the CARET_COLOR_OVERWRITE_MODE value anymore, it uses CARET_COLOR_INSERT_MODE for insert *and*

This seems to be a regression starting revision 84624 : d8ca6bd84a75 ( ).

See the attached patch which fixes the problem.

PS: I don't take credit for this patch, I'm just posting it here. It's done by Andreea Pitici, a work colleague of mine
from Joseki Bold.
Comment 1 emi 2008-12-10 14:44:01 UTC
Created attachment 74807 [details]
Comment 2 Miloslav Metelka 2009-01-07 13:01:40 UTC
Thanks for the patch. However there must be a visual setting added into the tools->options as well (currently there's
just 'Caret color').
Comment 3 emi 2009-01-07 13:16:33 UTC
Indeed I guess there should also something in Tools->Options.

But that doesn't keep the bug from happening when CARET_COLOR_OVERWRITE_MODE is changed programatically. This is how we
found the bug actually.
Comment 4 Jiri Kovalsky 2009-03-30 15:15:48 UTC
Miloslav Metelka agreed that he would review and integrate a patch for this issue contributed by the NetFIX [1] team.

Comment 5 Vitezslav Stejskal 2009-10-09 13:38:45 UTC
dd9f35712718 - applied the patch and added 'Caret Color (Overwrite mode)' among Tools-Options -> Fonts & Colors ->
Highlights. Thanks for the patch
Comment 6 Quality Engineering 2009-10-14 10:35:44 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200910140201* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Vita Stejskal <>
Log: #155143: Adding 'Caret Color (Overwrite mode)' setting and fixing BaseCaret to use it (thanks to Emilian Bold and Andreea Pitici)