Underscore/block text cursors in GUI applications.

Marty Jack martyj19 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 18 06:18:40 PST 2011

For your purposes, it is easier to think of Wayland as playing the role of the window manager.  The style of the cursor in each application would be controlled by the drawing toolkit, be it GTK or Qt or some other.  These toolkits have ways for the application to set whatever cursor they like, and there is some control at the desktop environment level via per-user settings that works across applications.  So in short, it is not something Wayland would be involved in accomplishing.

On 02/18/2011 09:00 AM, rhubarbpieguy at gmail.com wrote:
> With Wayland, can/will it be possible to display an underscore/blinking underscore or block/blinking block text cursor in GUI applications?  I'm not referring to command line terminal windows.  But I do want the text cursors of such in GUI applications.
> I know little of Wayland, but I wonder is it can intercept the right-justified I-beam cursor and display what I want system wide.  I want my preferred text cursor in all my applications, browser, spreadsheet, word processor ... whatever.
> My thinking is to determine the text cursor at the display level in one fell swoop instead of addressing the issue by individual application.  But as I admit, I know little of Wayland.  Can it be done?  If not, is there another method?
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