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bug #47523: blinking cursor type while typing or scrolling

Submitter:  Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Submitted:  Thu 24 Mar 2016 02:21:10 PM UTC
Category:  Gui/AppKit Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  FredKiefer
Open/Closed:  Open
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Fri 10 Dec 2021 11:25:01 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Okay, but WHY is this even a problem.  So what if the cursor blinks while typing?

Gregory John Casamento <gcasa>
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Thu 09 Dec 2021 02:45:14 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Unfortunately yes. Just install current GIT, fire up Ink and see while typing the cursor blink.
I remember this bug had even more side-effects in other applications.

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola>
Group Member
Thu 09 Dec 2021 09:33:12 AM UTC, comment #3: 

So there was an analysis on this, and it was re-opened only to sit for another four years after I closed it. :)  Is this issue still a problem?

Gregory John Casamento <gcasa>
Group administrator
Fri 30 Oct 2020 02:01:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Also confirmed, but I neither consider this a bug nor worth fixing.  Per Fred's comment, I am closing this.

Gregory John Casamento <gcasa>
Group administrator
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>
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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>
Group Member


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-11-29 FredKiefer Open/ClosedAnalyzed Open
    2020-11-29 FredKiefer StatusWont Fix Confirmed
        Assigned togcasa FredKiefer
        Open/ClosedClosed Analyzed
    2020-10-30 gcasa StatusConfirmed Wont Fix
        Assigned toNone gcasa
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2018-01-07 FredKiefer StatusNone Confirmed

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