[TxMt] A Visual Enhancement

Steve Steiner ssteiner at mac.com
Wed Sep 27 12:06:34 UTC 2006

On Sep 26, 2006, at 10:49 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> On Sep 26, 2006, at 9:57 PM, Andreas Schöller wrote:
>> Hello Textmate-Users,
>> i'd love to see a solid block-cursor in Textmate, configurable by  
>> the user : blinking or not, block or default as it is. Maybe i'm  
>> gettin' old, but i find myself frequently searching for the cursor  
>> since I switched to working on black.
>> I'd like to read u'r opinion on this and for sure maybe there  
>> exists a osx-hack already to achive this without bothering Allen ;-)
> I often have difficulty also locating the caret. (I am assuming you  
> were talking about the caret, not the mouse cursor).
> I have found two ways to make my life easier:
> One is to always highlight the current line. (In the Fonts & Colors  
> preference item, it's the Line Highlight item. Just set it to  
> something that would slightly stand out, enough to notice but not  
> too much so as to distract).
> The other is, whenever I am looking for the caret, to press  
> something like shift-cmd-right arrow, or left arrow, so as to get  
> it to select an entire line, hence having more stuff stand out.  
> Then pressing the arrow in the other direction returns me to the  
> state I was at before.

I have trouble finding the 'found' text.  The line hilight doesn't  
seem to become active until an arrow key (or something) is pressed to  
make the 'found' hilight go away.  I find this incredibly annoying,  
personally.  I'd like the line hilight to take effect immediately  
after a find while the found text was still hilighted.


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