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Re: Odd block highlighting [master build]

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: Odd block highlighting [master build]
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:44:44 -0400

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:35 PM, John Mastro <address@hidden> wrote:
> Kaushal Modi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Lately I have been seeing this odd block highlighting issue in the
>> master build. Unfortunately I do not know how to recreate the issue,
>> and the rough estimate from when this started happening is also bad
>> (some time last month).
>> The best way to explain this issue is this gif:
>> http://i.imgur.com/yXLBoLO.gifv
>> For some reason, the region between lines 24 and 42 gets highlighted
>> (not selected) when the mouse cursor hovers on any text in that
>> region. These two points are not fixed; this could happen at random in
>> different files.
>> - Where can I start looking so that I can provide a useful bug report? As 
>> even disabling all minor modes and changing to fundamental mode retains this 
>> issue, I do not what else to look at.

Check for text properties and/or overlays on the affected region with C-u C-x =

> I don't have any insight into this, but I noticed that the highlighting
> (and the change in your mouse cursor) seems to mirror what happens when
> you move your mouse over the strings. Since you didn't mention the thing
> with the strings, is it safe to assume that's expected?
> If so, what major/minor mode provides that functionality? From a
> position of ignorance, my first thought is that it seems related.

I was wondering about this too.

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