Some time ago I started using lesstif on my Linux machine. I noticed
that the progress bar looks like a slider. Is that intentional? On
the cool side, the flicker is much less noticable than with Athena,
which flickers horribly.
Also, the `Stop' button does not seem to do anything. I don't know if
Thirdly, it causes weird stuff in empty files. It might as well be a
font-lock bug, but slider/progress-gauge makes it very noticable. Try
opening a new .c file:
C-x C-f ~/a.c RET
Now start typing characters into it. What I notice is the bottom of
the screen flashing like mad because a gutter forms to create a
progress bar, and immediately disappears. The problem goes away once
you insert a newline character.
Either font-lock should be fixed so that it doesn't attempt to display
the spurious progress, or the progress bar should be adapted to handle
the case more gracefully.