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asked 2012-06-20 18:54:16 +0200

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Is there any way to have a non-blinking cursor in Writer?

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answered 2012-06-20 19:05:17 +0200

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updated 2012-06-20 20:07:05 +0200

This depends on your OS. If you set your system settings accordingly, Writer will use that settings. You can disable cursor blinking in Windows 7 using the keyboard properties, by setting the cursor blinking rate to zero. See also

If you're not using Win 7, please add the OS to your question.

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answered 2013-11-01 05:57:19 +0200

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updated 2013-11-01 05:59:31 +0200

On KDE system, I was able to stop cursor blinking using qtconfig: Interfaces -> Flash time -> scroll down til you hit No blinking. I did it as a user and as a root (not sure which is sufficient).

For a gnome desktop, there's an advice:

$ gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/cursor_blink --type boolean False
$ gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink --type boolean False
$ gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink_mode --type string off
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The qtconfig tool should only be writing to ~/.qt/ so I would think user privileges are sufficient. Should be a similar situation for gconftool. Thanks for this advice.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-11-01 10:19:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-06-29 13:32:14 +0200

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On Debian LibreOffice disregards all system settings: Blinking cursor set to false in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 or gtk3 settings.ini. Desktop wide setting for gnome3 set via gsettings as well. No way to disable the cursor. (Bug?)

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@snop -- I'm not sure if that's a bug, but feel free to toss one in the bugtracker and the QA team will be happy to help you triage the problem one way or the other.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-28 07:26:05 +0200 )edit

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