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Is it possible to highlight the current line in Writer?

asked 2021-01-03 23:14:24 +0200

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The (thin) cursor is difficult to see in a pageful of text.

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Press Shift and any arrow key to start selecting text which gives you a rectangular dark cursor.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2021-01-04 00:28:00 +0200 )edit

I think you should be able to set up the size of the cursor, editing the mouse options in the operating system.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2021-01-04 09:16:50 +0200 )edit

selecting text does not change the cursor. editing the mouse options in the operating system works —Thank you! —but is limited: even if adjusted to half-a-character —maximum, because the full-character cursor indicates overwrite mode, the cursor is not visible enough. All text editors (NotePad, NotePad++, PSPad, SciTE, …) have a currentLine —very convenient! Why not Writer? It should be easy to display the currentLine with a special , user-adjustable background colour which would, by-default, be the text background colour, to please the users who like the current presentation —invisible currentLine.

TAB gravatar imageTAB ( 2021-01-04 20:19:54 +0200 )edit

@TAB, Can you change the blink rate? It is shown in black? Share operating system.

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2021-01-05 01:25:56 +0200 )edit

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answered 2021-01-04 00:45:38 +0200

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updated 2021-01-04 00:55:37 +0200

If you select with the mouse clicking the left button:
Single ===> Position (thin, no text selected)
Double ===> Surrounding word selected
Triple ===> Surrounding Sentence selected
Quadruple ===> Surrounding paragraph selected

If you select using the keyboard: In addition to waht @floris v told
Shift+Ctrl+RightArrow ===> Expand selection till start of next word
Shift+Ctrl+LeftArrow ===> Expand selection till start of this word

If it must be a line, you will need two steps: Pos1, then Shift+End

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@Lupp, It seems to me that the OP are looking for something like a code program feature highlight the line where I am writing.

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2021-01-04 12:50:38 +0200 )edit

May well be.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2021-01-04 15:53:52 +0200 )edit

‘It seems to me that the OP are looking for something like a code program feature highlight the line where I am writing.’ Yes! Selecting text is different, does not interest me here.

TAB gravatar imageTAB ( 2021-01-04 20:27:05 +0200 )edit
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