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summary: Allow immediate change of initial-terminal-state settings
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: 2003-01-13 10eb26a7ddf723e66ff470a2aa4628b6bcaaea80 (0.54)

Terminal settings that are modifiable from "Change Settings" but which only control an initial state should be handled better. Perhaps a sensible procedure would be that if the user changes such a setting, then when they hit Apply they get a message box: "You have modified the initial state of the Foo setting. This change will take effect the next time your terminal is reset. Do you want to force it to take effect immediately as well? [yes] [no]".

SGT, 2003-01-14: Recent code cleanups had the side effect of allowing me to detect changes in these features, so I arranged that the current state automatically gets updated when you change such a feature in mid-session. I didn't bother with the message box; it seemed excessive for such a small thing.

Just for reference, at the time of fixing, the full list of such features is: auto wrap mode, DEC origin mode, background-colour erase, whether blinking text really blinks, and the character classes for double-click word-at-a-time selection.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)