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#1 2022-06-23 13:26:59

jt1122
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Registered: 2021-03-26
Posts: 109

Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Hi,

I'm referring to the large cursor with an "I" shape which appears in text areas.
Can and how its colours/shape be changed to make it more legible?.

Thanks

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#2 2022-06-23 16:30:37

KBar
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Registered: 2021-11-05
Posts: 444

Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Hey.

Do you mean for the whole desktop? I'm not sure if it's possible, although there could be a hidden xsettings property.

You can change its shape in your terminal emulator preferences.


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#3 2022-06-23 16:42:31

KBar
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Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Alright, how about this one:

[Settings]
gtk-cursor-aspect-ratio = 0.5

Paste this in your ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. If the file doesn't exist, create it. If it exists and already contains the [Settings] header, then just append the next line to the file. Adjust the value to your liking. Needs re-login or reboot. Keep in mind that it doesn't change the shape, though.

Source: https://docs.gtk.org/gtk3/property.Sett … ratio.html


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#4 2022-06-23 17:52:03

jt1122
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Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Thanks.

What about changing the cursors colours?.

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#5 2022-06-23 18:25:26

KBar
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Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Do you still mean the blinking cursor? It cannot be changed, I'm afraid.


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#6 2022-06-23 18:51:51

Skaperen
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Registered: 2013-06-15
Posts: 662

Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

i see the I-bar cursor in Firefox (an arrow outside of text).  my xfce4-terminal just has a box of b/g<->f/g swapped pixels or a hollow box when terminal does not have focus.  i am running Xubuntu 20.04.  i recall the same thing in 18.04.  i am not aware of any change of this that t could do in xfce4-terminal but i would likely play around with it if i found a way.

Last edited by Skaperen (2022-06-23 18:52:25)

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#7 2022-06-23 18:59:07

KBar
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Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Sure. You can change its appearance here:
terminal_prefs.png]


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#8 2022-06-24 12:33:38

jt1122
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Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

Thanks.

I mean the colour of the "I" cursor (in text) or the arrow (in a browser).

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#9 2022-06-24 23:52:10

Skaperen
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Registered: 2013-06-15
Posts: 662

Re: Changing the large "I" cursor for text?

nice.  i haven't looked @ terminal settings since my 16.04 days.  nice to see how it is better.  thanks!

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