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XCode 4: Editor's pointer I-beam is invisible

4547 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2014 5:18 PM by eric1980 RSS
  • Chris Dragon Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    Hooray!

     

    Here's the cursor I use:

    DVTIbeamCursor.png

    I find the black outline makes it easier to see when it happens to be over blocks of bright text.  Also note that the hot spot (where the mouse click is registered) is located where the black lines cross in the original cursor because that cursor was intended to be used on a white background, so the white lines in the cursor above are all where the original black lines were.

     

    Still hard to believe Apple has a "Dusk" theme as their second color theme and yet they never bothered to change the ibeam to work on that theme.  Then again, I never had a huge problem with it until we moved and I now sit in front of a bright window that makes my screen appear dimmer and the default ibeam much harder to see.

  • eric1980 Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2014 5:18 PM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    I created a public repo with succinct instructions, and a replacement TIFF image to use as a cursor here: https://github.com/egold/better-xcode-ibeam-cursor

     

    Hopefully it is helpful to people!

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