If I understand you correctly, curs_set() alters the bitmap used for
the cursor, but not its colour.  So whether it is 1 or 2, it will
still be invisible when put on a blank painted on a white background.
Is that correct?


On 6 December 2010 16:04, Bill J Gray <pl...@projectpluto.com> wrote:
> Hi Warren,  John,
>> But that is hardwired into your terminal/emulator.  Curses cannot change
>> the way your cursor works.
>   Under XCurses,  it _could_,  because it's not a "for-real" terminal;
> it's a GUI window.  I've been working on a Windows GUI flavor of PDCurses
> which allows for blinking cursors and such.
>   But as presently implemented,  I'm reasonably sure that you can have
> three types of cursors:  an underscore,  a solid reversed block,  or no
> cursor at all.  These are all set using the curs_set() function.  (Pause
> to rummage through docs...)
>   curs_set() alters the appearance of the text cursor. A value of
>   0 for visibility makes the cursor disappear; a value of 1 makes
>   the cursor appear "normal" (usually an underline) and 2 makes
>   the cursor "highly visible" (usually a block).
>   Hope that's what you're looking for.  The alternative would be to
> fix up XCurses to allow for some more flexibility here.  Which would be
> a wonderful solution,  and I may even tackle that problem myself,  but
> it's not a short-term kind of solution.
> -- Bill

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