[Lazarus] Lazarus code editor: what happened with the caret?
lubos.pintes at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 10:01:41 CEST 2017
One of your suggested changes indeed showed a system caret, but there is
probably another change, because the NVDA is unable to show me lines
after I scrool with a down arrow to try to read the contents. But that
may be a NVDA problem.
For now I will use external editor for editing and special IDE features
like code completion directly in the environment.
I now have another question, a bit unrelated to this thread but relevant
for me. If I make a change like this, I obviously need to rebuild the
IDE. Currently I am using the command
lazbuild --build-ide= -q -q
Can someone perhaps suggest a better command, another parameters for
example? I am not sure if that is totally correct. I will then save the
command to b.bat to make rebuilds easier.
Dňa 6. 10. 2017 o 22:43 Martin Frb via Lazarus napísal(a):
> Latest SynEdit uses a custom drawn caret.
> This was introduced to enable multiple carets. That is: having several
> carets at the same time, to type and edit several locations simultaneously.
> (e.g shift-alt down, gives you 2 carets, one in each row)
> Since Windows does not allow for more than one caret to be created, it
> was necessary to draw them directly.
> See components\synedit\synpluginmulticaret.pp
> line 1713
> if ScreenCaret.Painter.ClassType = TSynEditScreenCaretPainterSystem then
> Comment this out. (multicaret will not work / only one caret will be
> Or change
> line 3085
> to always set TSynEditScreenCaretPainterSystem
> On 06/10/2017 20:57, Lubos Pintes via Lazarus wrote:
>> After years, I just built a fresh Lazarus from SVN. I ran the IDE, and
>> noticed immediately that a code editor is completely unusable to
>> screen reader. I am running Windows and using NVDA. In the past, the
>> code editor was partially usable. But now, NVDA is unable to see the
>> So I would like to ask: is caret drawn in some nonstandard way? Or
>> could I set any settings in options to try to fix this?
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