#273 cursor color

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2012-11-29
2008-06-13
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The cursor color is alway black, even when on the remote machine a window is black. So the cursor is not visible.
The color should somohow get inverted, based on the background.

Configuration:

rdesktop Version 1.6.0.
Local OS: Linux SLC4
Remote OS: any Windows

Discussion

  • Shrenik

    Shrenik - 2009-03-17

    I am using rdesktop and seamlessrdp to connect to some windows applications
    that have a text area with black background. In such cases the black cursor
    seems to be lost in the background. However, when using the cursor keys we can
    detect the movement with a white blink.

    This problem occurs irrespective of using seamlessrdp. I am not sure of the
    appropriate solution, however the solution given here -
    http://swartzlander.org/rdesktop-1.6.0-bswartz-cursor.patch
    seems to address this issue. This may be used to fix the same else an alternate
    solution is required.

    When running the same application in Windows purely, it clearly shows a visible
    cursor.

    Reproducible: Always

    Steps to Reproduce:
    This may be tough to reproduce if you don't have access to a Windows
    application with such a black text-area. I am using an accounting software very
    specific to this region called Tally (version 7.2 or 9.0).
    1. From a terminal run 'rdesktop <windows-terminal-server-ip-or-host>'
    2. Open the application such as Tally having such a black text-area
    3. Navigate to the text-area and the cursor is no longer visible
    Actual Results:
    Cursor not visible

    Expected Results:
    Cursor should be visible in some clearly distinguishable color

     
  • Adam Thompson

    Adam Thompson - 2010-09-27

    Not only is the cursor always black for me, but the cursor shapes are often slightly corrupted. I'd attach a screenshot if I could figure out how to do so in SF's bug tracker...

    This only occurs for me when connecting to WS2008R2 x64 servers; it is not a problem when connecting to a WS2003 x86, WS2003R2 x86, or SBS2008 x64 server.

     
  • Adam Thompson

    Adam Thompson - 2010-09-27

    Oops, I'm running rdesktop 1.6.0-2ubuntu3. None of the available command-line options appears to have any effect on this problem, i.e. I've tried different color depths, backing store, version 4, colormaps, etc. all to no avail.

     
  • Adam Thompson

    Adam Thompson - 2010-09-27

    This may be a duplicate of bug#2858665. At least in my case, it is.

     
  • Uwe Traum

    Uwe Traum - 2010-09-29

    same problem here. Win2008R2x64. Open cmd.exe and move cursor above black area -> unvisible

     

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