[TxMt] Re: Change caret width

Daniel Geese 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
General tab
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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