[Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

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[Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

Postby dfessenden » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:38 pm

I want to change the cursor in Writer to a bold red. When I am editing a large document, sometimes it's hard to see the cursor. If it was a different color, it would be more visible, I think.
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Re: Changing cursor in Writer

Postby acknak » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:35 pm

There's no way to change it, that I know of. Even a different color won't help much in some situations.

If I lose the cursor, I usually try two things:
1) wiggle it (press forward, then back arrow), to get it on the screen. Writer can be displaying one page when the cursor is somewhere else.
2) make a selection: press Shift+Up Arrow. This (usually) produces a large, colored highlight at the cursor position.

Still far from perfect, but it can be handy.
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Re: Changing cursor in Writer

Postby mriosv » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:57 pm

On other hand in the system mouse options, you can set to view a circles on the cursor position, with Ctrl key.
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Re: Changing cursor in Writer

Postby acknak » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:05 am

... you can set to view a circles on the cursor position...

Does that work with Writer's editing cursor--the vertical bar?

I don't have nearly as much trouble finding the mouse cursor.
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Re: Changing cursor in Writer

Postby Phoenixx » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:40 pm

Hi dfessenden

I've had same problem for as long!

Was looking for solution like yourself and today found this and it works!

Credit to Stephen Bucaro this is link to instructions

http://bucarotechelp.com/computers/wintips/92062104.asp

Basically changing cursor thickness in control panel

Hope that helped.
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Re: Changing cursor in Writer

Postby Bill » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:24 pm

Phoenixx wrote: Hi dfessenden

I've had same problem for as long!

Was looking for solution like yourself and today found this and it works!

Credit to Stephen Bucaro this is link to instructions

http://bucarotechelp.com/computers/wintips/92062104.asp

Basically changing cursor thickness in control panel

Hope that helped.

You could have found the same instructions on this forum.

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Re: [Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

Postby EricJRW » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:33 pm

I'm trying to accomplish this on a machine still running Windows XP (OO 4.1.1).

I don't have that option in the control panel.

Is there any other way?

Thanks, Eric
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Re: [Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

Postby RoryOF » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:02 pm

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Re: [Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

Postby Bill » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:39 pm

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Re: [Solved] Changing cursor in Writer

Postby EricJRW » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:25 pm

Wow @Bill, that is absolutely brilliant! Thank you!

I rarely think of looking for PC solutions on youtube. Plumbing problems yes, but not software. I need to change that.

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