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#1 2021-07-29 06:49:08

ineuw
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[SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

I am using xfce4-notes version 1.9.0 in Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.2 and cannot navigate the note without the text cursor. It's invisible.

These are the contents of `xfce4-notes.css`. Any suggestions please? Would an earlier version work?

@define-color notes_bg_color #5df185;
@import url("/usr/share/xfce4-notes-plugin/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css");

Last edited by ineuw (2021-07-31 06:39:12)


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#2 2021-07-29 10:28:04

Skaperen
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

do characters show up somewhere when you type them in?   that can tell us if there is input focus.

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#3 2021-07-29 23:31:05

ineuw
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

Yes, I can type, select, copy, paste, cut and delete, but have no clue where I am in the notes.


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#4 2021-07-30 00:59:47

ToZ
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

You can change the cursor color (caret-color property) in xfce4-notes with the following tweak:

#notes-notebook { caret-color: red; }

...change color to suit.

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#5 2021-07-30 09:09:14

ineuw
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

@define-color notes_bg_color #88b7e3;
@import url("/usr/share/xfce4-notes-plugin/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css");
#notes-notebook { caret-color: black; }

It didn't work. Can I download and install an earlier version from somewhere?

I must stop the app with the process monitor because the exit/close option was omitted. Then, I

added #notes-notebook { caret-color: black; }

to the above lines  in the .css and restarted the note. There was no cursor. Looked into the .css and the line was erased. Repeated it again, with the same results.


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#6 2021-07-30 10:55:30

ToZ
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

Add that line to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css.

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#7 2021-07-30 18:23:18

ineuw
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

@ToZ many thanks. It's working.

Please consider the issue closed.


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#8 2021-07-30 20:29:57

ToZ
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Re: [SOLVED] no text cursor in xfce4-notes (not the mouse pointer)

ineuw wrote:

Please consider the issue closed.

You can edit your initial post and prepend "[SOLVED]" to the Subject line.

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