I'm using a dark style for text edition (latest version of Notepad++). The background is dark, but since Notepad++ overrides the system mouse pointer in text area with a black vertical thing, I nearly can't see at all where the mouse pointer is (black over dark)!
Is there a way to override the mouse pointer or change its color?
Hello.. Anyone on this?
You mean the blinking cursor is black and your background is black? When I set the style to "Obsidian" for example, my cursor is white.
Are you using a predefined style or a custom style?
No, I'm talking about the mouse pointer, which becomes a carret when hovering over the editing area. This carret is black, over a dark editing zone it's nearly invisible.
That's pretty strange, for me caret always have inverted color of the stuff under it, and it works fine for every background color.
USe Settings -> Styler Configurator... -> Global styles, Caret colour
I had the same issue. This is NOT a caret issue - it's a mouse cursor issue with a dark theme ("Ruby Blue" for me). The culprit in the end turned out to be a long-time VirtualBox bug, as described here:
My solution was to change the "Text Select" curson to the "beam_r" cursor. Just go into Mouse Properooties -> Pointers, select the "Text Select" option, click on "Browse..." and select "beam_r.cur". From this screenshot, you can now clearly see my mouse cursor, even though I am using a dark theme.
I'm not sure if this isolated to VirtualBox or not, but changing the "Text Select" cursor has worked well for me.
it works! thanks!
Nem is right. This is a MOUSE POINTER problem not the CARET. Better read the problem carefully Cchris.