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Fat Emacs cursor

2021-10-04 #emacs #wtf

Really don’t understand why GUI Emacs uses “fat” cursor. It’s bizarre. Look at screenshot below for 1 second and tell yourself what text is selected.

Emacs fat cursor

It requires to think, and it sounds disgusting - to think about so simple thing.

As usual, Emacs has the option to fix it, but defaults suck. I just copied stackexchange solution and forgot about fat cursor’s hell.

Emacs fat cursor

In my config I use more thin cursor, with the value of “.2”:

(setq-default cursor-type '(bar . 2))
(set-cursor-color "#FF0000")