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Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby kellishaver on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:20 am

This seems like it would be a small, almost trivial thing to add, but as a developer with a severe visual impairment (read: legally blind), it would make things so much easier. The recently added blinking helps a lot, but the ability to turn on a block-style cursor would be even better. Thanks!
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby C0D312 on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:25 pm

While I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, you can try setting caret_style to "wide" in your Global File Preferences
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby vaff on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:31 am

I would support this, I run sublime text using vintage mode and I have alot of problems finding the caret sometimes :/
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby chikamichi on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:47 am

Hi,

That would be a small yet great improvement on the UX side: +1.
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby netpro2k on Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:21 am

I am just starting to use SublimeText myself and very quickly became annoyed with the lack of this feature. I have thrown together a quick plugin the mimics it as best I can by using region highlights. You can grab it here:

https://github.com/netpro2k/SublimeBlockCursor
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby kellishaver on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Excellent, thank you! I don't use vintage mode, so I've modified it a bit to work everywhere, which was very easy to do.

Thanks a million. This makes the cursor so much easier to see!

I wish it blinked, but that's kind of ridiculous functionality to ask for in a plug-in. Hopefully a block cursor style will be added to the official release in the future.
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby sugarcoded on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:11 pm

+1 for block cursor.

Using the normal cursor in vintage mode can get very confusing.
Specially since in cmd mode it's a underscore and when next to a bracket you get double underscores and you have no clue which is the cursor.
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby MSch on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:50 pm

Is there some place to vote for this feature? SublimeBlockCursor is a great plugin but looks a tiny bit off from what I'm used from MacVim.
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby mark4 on Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:38 pm

i wish you had never created that plugin because it merely existing at all is a reason for the developer to consign this awesome request to the bit bucket.

please add a native block cursor. micro thin vertical line hiding between two chars is VERY difficult to see sometimes.

ty
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Re: Can we please have an option for a block cursor?

Postby MSch on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:22 am

In general I'd love to have more python-hooks in sublime text. Just give us a method we can hook into to change how the cursor is drawn. Outline-block-cursor-with-red-top-border here i come.
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