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Pipe + Right arrow cursor?

asked 2019-08-12 03:53:51 +0200

Elvin gravatar image

updated 2019-08-13 20:40:33 +0200

This cursor floats around independently of the text cursor. Can it be removed?C:\fakepath\Untitled.png CTL is not enabled. The screenshot did not capture the I beam text cursor that responds to the mouse correctly.

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I think no one can guess what you're talking about. Is it the mouse cursor? Something else? Have other input devices attached, such as a digitizer tablet? Did you activate complex text layout (CTL) under Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages and now got some Left-To-Right cursor? Which doesn't float though. Pipe+RightArrow... Care to attach a screenshot?

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-08-13 17:13:42 +0200 )edit

I've never seen that.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-08-14 13:31:07 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-01-19 22:17:25 +0200

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That is the "Direct Cursor."

This is the page about it in the help files:

https://help.libreoffice.org/6.0/en-US/text/swriter/guide/text_direct_cursor.html

This also appeared out of nowhere for me.

I have Mac and turned it off in: Preferences / LibreOffice Writer / Formatting Aids , where there is a checkbox for Direct Cursor. In Windows, the help file directs you to Tools / Options / LibreOffice Writer / Formatting Aids .

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