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Re: Cursor problems with some applications in linux console

From: Jostein Berntsen
Subject: Re: Cursor problems with some applications in linux console
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:28:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.1 (2017-09-22)

On 13.10.18,11:35, David Woodfall wrote:
> I'm using the 1/3 block cursor in a plain linux console, set by a
> control code (\e[?3c).
> I find that a few applications (vim, mutt, moc, finch, calcurse)
> reset my cursor back to the thin underline, which is very hard to
> see. And the cursor will affect all other screen windows too.
> With vim I can set a custom cursor when I start it and exit, so
> that's not so much of a problem. With mutt I can stop it resetting
> the cursor by giving it a fake TERM of xterm-color when I start it.
> However, I haven't managed to find a similar workaround for calcurse,
> moc and finch.
> I've tried different init and reset strings in termcapinfo, but I
> can't seem to find the magic setting that stops the cursor resetting.
> A diff between xterm-color and linux.screen terminfos has pointed at
> the differences, but using those hasn't helped, unless I'm setting it
> wrong.
> Is there a brute-force method of stopping cursor resets like this?
> I realise that applications usually look better when the cursor is
> hidden for drawing menus and such. Other applications like less, lynx
> and elinks don't seem to have this problem (although elinks uses an
> option to put the cursor at bottom right of the screen, out of view.)
> Any ideas about this would be most helpful indeed.

Can you do something like the answer in this post?


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