Cursor blink in Big Sur

jc
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:29 pm Post

I have seizures. The blink of the insertion point aggravates them.

Big Sur seems to have forced the blink. The Scrivener preference to stop it no longer works.

I am not certain, but this appears to be system wide and not restricted to Scrivener. Does anyone know if that is so or what to do to stop it?

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J

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:35 pm Post

I upgraded to Big Sur yesterday. In my Scrivener 3.1.5 the cursor in a document is a vertical line and it does indeed blink. I tried turning it off per the screen shot, with no change. I tried restarting Scrivener and still no change.
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jc
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:37 pm Post

It is in Prefs/Editing/Options at the bottom of the window.

I have turned it on and off and restarted Scrivener and tried than with both new and old projects to no effect.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:40 pm Post

Found it before seeing your reply. I edited my previous message where I had said I could not find, but now I find. Same result as you.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:44 pm Post

I think this is "Surious". That is, a System thing. :cry:

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:58 pm Post

This article shows how to change the rate of the blink
http://www.macissues.com/2014/12/08/how ... link-rate/

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:19 pm Post

Good catch. I've found the issue (a change in Big Sur) and have fixed it for next week's update.

All the best,
Keith
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:43 pm Post

That's so nice to hear!