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;; found at
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;; Prevent the bell from ringing all the time.
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;; nice little alternative visual bell; Miles Bader <miles /at/>
;; TODO(erg): Figure out why that note doesn't appear in the mode-line-bar...
(defcustom mode-line-bell-string "ding" ; "♪"
"Message displayed in mode-line by `mode-line-bell' function."
:group 'user)
(defcustom mode-line-bell-delay 0.1
"Number of seconds `mode-line-bell' displays its message."
:group 'user)
;; internal variables
(defvar mode-line-bell-cached-string nil)
(defvar mode-line-bell-propertized-string nil)
(defun mode-line-bell ()
"Briefly display a highlighted message in the mode-line.
The string displayed is the value of `mode-line-bell-string',
with a red background; the background highlighting extends to the
right margin. The string is displayed for `mode-line-bell-delay'
This function is intended to be used as a value of `ring-bell-function'."
(unless (equal mode-line-bell-string mode-line-bell-cached-string)
(setq mode-line-bell-propertized-string
`(space :align-to (- right ,(string-width mode-line-bell-string))))
'face '(:background "black")))
(setq mode-line-bell-cached-string mode-line-bell-string))
(message mode-line-bell-propertized-string)
(sit-for mode-line-bell-delay)
(message ""))
(defun rwd-fix-bell ()
(setq ring-bell-function 'mode-line-bell))
(setq ring-bell-function 'mode-line-bell)