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  1. Patrick94

    Patrick94 Active Member

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    Turning off text blinker

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Patrick94, Nov 28, 2011.

    You know that thing that blinks where you're typing your text? Yeah, well I managed to get it to just stay still instead of flashing on my old laptop, but I forget how I did it and want to turn it off again. It's very annoying! :p Please help :)
     
  2. lostinwebspace

    lostinwebspace Active Member

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    The cursor? I didn't know it was a problem. You could try getting it to stop via your operating system's Control Panel, but I honestly don't know if I'm right.
     
  3. WriterDude

    WriterDude Contributing Member Contributor

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    Did you press the Insert key? It's easy to check. First, write a few letters. Then simply put the cursor in front of them and type. If you pressed Insert, you will write over the other letters, instead of in front of them. :)
     
  4. je33ie

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    Arrrrghhh... I'd never noticed the blinking cursor before and now it's going to drive me nuts!
     
  5. cheesecake

    cheesecake New Member

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    Lol. Same here! :mad:

    If you continuous typing without stooping, the cursor won't blink. I know it's not the fix you were looking for but hey, I'm just saying :D
     
  6. Devrokon

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    I like the blinking. It's a prompting to keep going! :D
     
  7. Ixloriana

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    I don't think switching to insert mode will turn off the blinker.

    This reminds me of an old stamp on deviantART that had a picture of the blinking cursor with the words "it mocks me" underneath it.

    Anyway... what operating system are you using?
     

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