[Konsole-devel] [Bug 103399] different cursor shapes - block, underline, bar

J.Becker jamie at jamiebecker.com
Wed Jul 4 19:23:25 UTC 2007

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------- Additional Comments From jamie jamiebecker com  2007-07-04 21:23 -------
Also, you can change the shape of the cursor when it is hovering OVER the konsole window fairly easily. Check out KDE-look.org for mouse cursor themes. (Change and install new ones by KDE Control Panel, Peripherals, Cursor Theme.) I'm using Grounation (highly recommended!) which changes the I-beam text cursor to a 3D vertical line with a shadow. If you prefer colors, Komix cursors are also brightly colored and highly visible. (If you are using the closed-source NVIDIA video drivers, the NVIDIA control panel and xorg.conf settings can turn on cursor shadows.)

These changes help make your cursor much more visible. Cursor themes are a feature of the underlying X architecture and you can use them in other WM's (with or without konsole).

So this suggestion doesn't solve the question of what shape the cursor should be when konsole has focus (personally, I prefer the box but I'd love to be able to make it bright red or something) but it does help when you've got a lot of windows on the screen. But thanks to Robert Knight and the KDE team, that wish has been granted in KDE 4. Hurray!

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