Re: [dwm] Text selection I-beam is hard to see

From: John S. Yates, Jr. <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:45:18 -0500

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:44:45(GMT), David Tweed wrote:

> Usual disclaimer: I only understand vague bits of X I've
> needed to use. However, I was looking at this issue in
> connect with an application I was writing and _AIUI_ all
> the basic cursors (I-beam, pointer, etc) X applications/
> wm's use are special "cursor designs" supported specially
> by the graphics card (so the cover/uncover caused by pointer
> movement is handled super efficiently). Whilst you can get
> different pointers I think some code somewhere, eg, X
> toolkit, has to emulate the cursor functions in software.
> At least, that's the impression digging through the fltk
> toolkits source and code gave me; I could be completely
> wrong though.

When running Windows I get a very similar fine I-beam but
instead of being colored cyan it is black. The difference
in visibility is enormous. So just finding a way to alter
the color would be a great leap forward.

Received on Thu Feb 22 2007 - 13:09:52 UTC

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