[TxMt] Re: Change caret width
daniel.geese at gmx.de
Mon Sep 6 12:36:21 UTC 2010
thanks for the help, I have tried yoursuggestions and it helps.
But maybe it could be put in the next version as a possible feature, it
would be useful for people writing texts in textmate, especially when
using a screenwriting mode.
Is there a possibility to change the width of the caret so that it would
appear to be a blinking rectangular?
Not that I know of, but you might at least try to turn on the "highlight
current line" preference:
go to Preferences
Check "Visual Ornaments: Highlight current line"
You can then move over to the Fonts & Colors tab and pick a background
color for the current line.
Also, the shortcut Command-L is good for centering the current line
vertically in your window (if it's possible). Between those two, I can
usually find my current line.
I realize that's only one dimension, and you were hoping for two. I
don't know of anything to help you locate the current column, short of
doing something manual, like pressing Shift-RightArrow to make a
selection that would stand out. Not what you were after, but that's the
most hope I can offer.
I betcha, if challenged properly, one of the wunderkinds of this list
like Hans or Ciarán can whip together a plug-in that does just what
you're looking for. But that task is not for me.
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