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Windows 7: How do I change text cursor color?

27 Feb 2010   #1
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do I change text cursor color?

How do I change the text cursor color? Not the mouse cursor. I mean the blinking vertical line that appears in every textbox.


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27 Feb 2010   #2
Arc

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A few mac themes make the textbox outlines nice blue. I cant remember which one did it for me, but you may search at deviantart. (http://www.deviantart.com/)
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19 Apr 2010   #3
KitFox

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
I need that too

Have you been able to change the color?
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19 Apr 2010   #4
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KitFox View Post
Have you been able to change the color?
Change the color of which thing ?
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19 Apr 2010   #5
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No I've not been able to change the color of the text cursor yet.
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19 Apr 2010   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

For most controls (edit fileds, dropdowns, etc) the caret doesn't have a "color". It inverts the color of the pixels behind it - white becomes black, blue becomes yellow, etc. Check out the second paragraph here: About Carets (Windows)

Technically it is possible for a control to choose a custom color or shape, but I have not seen any that do it. Most controls simply set the width and height of the blinking rectangle.
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