Nearly invisible mouse pointer

  • wwp

    wwp - 2012-09-24

    Hi there!
    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?

  • wwp

    wwp - 2013-02-18

    Hello.. Anyone on this?

  • Curious1

    Curious1 - 2013-02-19

    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?

  • wwp

    wwp - 2013-03-04

    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.

  • Predelnik

    Predelnik - 2013-03-21

    That's pretty strange, for me caret always have inverted color of the stuff under it, and it works fine for every background color.

  • cchris

    cchris - 2013-04-01

    USe Settings -> Styler Configurator... -> Global styles, Caret colour


  • Nem

    Nem - 2013-05-03

    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.

    • haMEs

      haMEs - 2013-06-11

      it works! thanks!

  • haMEs

    haMEs - 2013-06-11

    Nem is right. This is a MOUSE POINTER problem not the CARET. Better read the problem carefully Cchris.

    Last edit: haMEs 2013-06-11