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bug #53245: Option to change editor cursor colour

Submitted by:  Des <droidmonkey>
Submitted on:  Wed 28 Feb 2018 05:45:52 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Desmond Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.1 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Wed 31 Oct 2018 07:44:59 AM UTC, comment #4:

No reply be the OP for more than six months. The cursor color can be changed by the "default" foreground color in the editor styles. Closing this bug.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 05 Mar 2018 06:10:59 PM UTC, comment #3:

But is it intended that you have chosen a color for the default style (first entry in the style panel in "editor styles"), which is nearly unreadable? IMHO, the default style has almost no effect except for indention guides, visible white spaces and the cursor.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 28 Feb 2018 12:20:15 PM UTC, comment #2:

Yes. My intention had been to make something similar to the colour schemes I use for my other code work. I prefer the high contrast and the bright colour-coding.

I've made the background darker and removed the highlight, so it's easier to see the cursor. Obviously, this isn't a pressing concern, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

Des <droidmonkey>
Wed 28 Feb 2018 09:07:43 AM UTC, comment #1:

The cursor color is set to the default style color of the currently detected programming language. Is it intended that you have chosen this color for the default style?

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 28 Feb 2018 05:45:52 AM UTC, original submission:

I would like to be able to change the colour of the editor cursor because, well, see attached.

Des <droidmonkey>


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file #43412:  Octave Cursor.png added by droidmonkey (130KiB - image/png - Needle in a haystack)


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    Follow 5 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-10-31 ttl StatusNeed Info => Invalid
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-05-03 ttl StatusNone => Need Info
    2018-02-28 ttl Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
    2018-02-28 droidmonkey Attached File- => Added Octave Cursor.png, #43412

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