Windows 10: Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows

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    Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows


    How to: Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows

    How to Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows


    The cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing in Windows.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the text cursor blink rate to what you want for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Keyboard Properties
    • Option Two: To Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Keyboard Properties
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Keyboard icon, and close the Control Panel if you like.

    2. In the Speed tab, adjust the Cursor blink rate slider for the blink rate you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)


    Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop


    Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the CursorBlinkRate string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Type in a number between 200 (faster) and 1200 (slower) milliseconds for the cursor blink rate you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note 530 is the default cursor blink rate.

    Typing -1 will set the cursor blink rate to none to have the cursor no longer blink.


    Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    5. sign in to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Brink, Apr 20, 2018
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  2. Brink Win User

    Cursor stops blinking

    Hello Don, *Smile

    You might check and/or adjust the cursor blink rate using an option in the tutorial below to see if that may toggle it to work properly again.

    *Arrow Change Cursor Blink Rate in Windows
     
    Brink, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Fast blinking cursor

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    Sorry to know that the cursor blinking constantly on Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    This issue might occur if the Cursor blink rate is set to Fast.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it sets the Cursor blink rate to normal. Here's how:

    1. Open Control Panel by right click on
    Start
    Button.

    2. Change the view by option on the top right to
    Large icons.

    3. Click on Keyboard, Keyboard Properties window opens, set the
    Cursor blink rate as you wish.

    4. Click on Apply and OK, check if the issue is resolved.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Vinodh_Kumar V, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. #......# Win User

    Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows

    Text cursor stops blinking after a few seconds

    In most of the applications the text cursor stops blinking after a few seconds. The time, after it stops depends on the application.

    In Start Menu, when you type "Change cursor blink rate", the "Keyboard properties" settings dialogue appears. In this dialogue I have the "Cursor blink rate" set to default. I did not change it since Windows installation. With these settings I got the following
    results.

    [table][tr][td]Notepad[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 5-6 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Windows Explorer[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 5-6 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Total Commander[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 5-6 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Microsoft Office 2016[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 30-32 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Microsoft Edge, inside Google search box[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 10-11 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Microsoft Edge, inside URL bar[/td][td]Cursor stops blinking after 5-6 blinks.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Firefox (in URL bar, also inside web pages)[/td][td]The cursor did not stop after 50 blinks. Seems to work OK.[/td][/tr][/table]

    I am using Windows 10 Enterprise, Version: 1709, OS Build: 16299.431.

    Please fix this bug. The text cursor should blink contantly.

    [Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows settings]
     
    #......#, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. mommacass Win User
    Cursor blink rate

    Hello. Just got a new Nokia Microsoft phone. I have optical epilepsy and I thought this would solve

    my problem, but there is no place to change the cursor blink rate to stop blinking.

    If you could feel how sick it makes me just trying to txt, I just want to use a phone like a normal

    person.

    Microsoft, I am in tears. What are people like me supposed to do?

    If anyone can help me I would be grateful. Thank you.

    Moved from: Windows 8 - Accessibility & ease of access
     
    mommacass, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. Text Cursor Blink on Windows 10

    Hello Adam,

    A quick question before we proceed:

    What do you mean when you say “why does is there a pop up try suggesting me other posts when I know my question hasn't been asked?”

    While typing you can hide the pointer. You may follow the steps below for the same:


    • Go to settings and click on Devices.

    • Click on Mouse and touchpad and select pointer options.

    • Now check the box for Hide pointer while typing.

    Please be informed that there is no such option to set the blink slower and change the color of your cursor.

    I suggest you to provide your suggestions and feedbacks in the dedicated Feedback App. Follow these steps to provide suggestions in Windows Feedback App.

    At any time, select Start, and then type
    Windows Feedback to send us your opinions and suggestions.
    Windows Feedback is only available if you have
    Diagnostic and usage data set to
    Full (Full is the recommended setting).

    To change the Diagnostic and usage data setting, go to
    Start , then select Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics, and then, under
    Diagnostic and usage data, select an option.

    If you have any other queries related to windows 10 we would be happy to help you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Oct 26, 2019
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