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    Ice Win User

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10


    How to: Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10

    How to Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10


    A console (or "terminal) is an application that provides I/O to character-mode applications.

    For example: Linux

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you will notice an additional Terminal tab containing several new settings for some experimental features.

    See also: New Experimental Console Features Windows Command Line Tools For Developers

    This tutorial will show you how to change the cursor shape of a console window (ex: command prompt, PowerShell, Linux) for your account in Windows 10.

    *note The cursor shape you set for a console window will only be applied to the specific console window shortcut that opened it.

    For example, command prompt opened via Win+X menu VS Run (Win+R) dialog. Each location would have its own settings.



    EXAMPLE: Available cursor shapes in console window

    Legacy Style: Thicker underscore by default, but controlled by the cursor size property in the "Options" page

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Underscore: Thinner underscore

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Vertical Bar: For all you crazy kids who like your cursors tall and skinny

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Empty Box: The second-best cursor:

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Solid Box: The one true cursor

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open a Linux console window you want to change the default cursor shape of.

    *note You could also just directly right click on the console window shortcut or file, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 3 below.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the title bar of the console window, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Terminal tab, select (dot) the Cursor Shape you want, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. You can now close the console window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  2. Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10  

    I'm on the same build. So we don't have it yet.
     
    OldGuyFromCdn, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. TechZ Win User
    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10  

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    TechZ, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Change Cursor Shape of Console Window in Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Cursor changes shape

    The cursor changes shape from the normal arrow to one or more vertical lines with hatching. Restarting the computer fixes the problem, but only for an hour or two. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks
     
    StephenBabcock, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. Cursor stuck on arrow and will not change shape

    Running windows 10 and office 2016, this morning the mouse decided to be stuck on the arrow shape and will not change shape when you're in office (esp excel when you need the cross hair or line) or even hovering over the internet bar, is stays as an arrow
    - I've done driver updates and set cursor to windows default with no luck, also I've done no system updates for the past 2 weeks - any help is appreciated?
     
    KTM350ROCKS, Oct 27, 2019
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