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bug #47523: blinking cursor type while typing or scrolling

Submitted by:  Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Mar 2016 02:21:10 PM UTC  
Category: Gui/AppKitSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: BugStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Sun 07 Jan 2018 10:46:05 PM UTC, comment #1:

It turns out that this was caused by a change Eric made in 2011. In the method [NSTextView.m -_updateState:] he added the update of the cursor rectangles, which is needed for internal cursor rectangles but would not be needed for the main one.
I tried a few simple solutions to fix this, but all of these would result in additional issues.

Fred Kiefer <FredKiefer>
Project Member
Thu 24 Mar 2016 02:21:10 PM UTC, original submission:

while typing in a text view, the cursor continuously changes from insertion point to arrow.
I would expect it to remain constant or, even better, hide while typing.

The same blinking happens while scrolling the text view with a mouse scroll wheel or with a touchpad with scroll feature.

This is happening both with the X11 backend as with the Windows backend.

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Project Member


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