Allow me to change the appearance of the cursor

Bug #194065 reported by Markus Amalthea Magnuson
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

I would really like a straight line cursor, like the one found in text editors and similar. I've never understood the block type cursor found in many terminal applications.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 21 18:31:58 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal 2.18.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal
ProcCwd: /home/markus
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux markus-laptop 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Tags: apport-bug
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Markus Amalthea Magnuson (markus-magnuson) wrote :
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Jim J (morlockhq) wrote :

I don't believe that there is currently an option to change the cursor to a vertical line. You can turn off the blinking of the block cursor within the profile preferences, however.

Not sure if that helps or not.

Jim J (morlockhq)
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Confirmed
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Markus Amalthea Magnuson (markus-magnuson) wrote :

No, this is a feature request.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Thorbjørn Lindeijer (thorbjorn) wrote :

Uhm, this bug is most definitely not a duplicate of bug #188732. It's not about whether the cursor blinks or not, but about it appearing as a block instead of a line.

While we're at it, I'd like to request an underscore style cursor, like the one used in text mode and the old DOS. But mainly for nostalgic reasons. ;-)

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Scott Severance (scott.severance) wrote :

Sorry. I should have read it more carefully. Unduping it now.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, to be forwarded upstream by someone interested on the feature, for forwarding instructions please have a look to ; leaving this as incomplete until that, thanks you.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Markus Amalthea Magnuson (markus-magnuson) wrote :

I hope got it right now, I've never done this cross-bugtracker-thing before.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Fix Released
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Markus Amalthea Magnuson (markus-magnuson) wrote :

So, this is now implemented in gnome-terminal, will it automatically be included in an upcoming upgrade of Ubuntu?

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Markus, no, that's likely going to the GNOME 2.25 cycle which means Intrepid+1, the feature includes some changes in the UI which cannot be inserted in the stable release because of the freeze, at this stage only bug fixes and performance fixes are allowed. thanks for reporting.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-terminal - 2.25.3-0ubuntu1

gnome-terminal (2.25.3-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream version (LP: #316186):
    - Now uses DBus for single instance/factory setup
    - Bugs fixed (LP: #212761, LP: #298426, LP: #258775,
      LP: #279046, LP: #290777, LP: #194065).
  * debian/control{.in}:
    - Bumped build-dependency on libvte-dev to 1:0.19.1.
    - Dropped build-dependency on libgnomeui-dev.
    - Added build-dependency on libdbus-glib-1-dev (>= 0.6).
    - Dropped build-dependency on libxft-dev, as the xft VTE
      backend has gone.
  * debian/patches/01_lpi.patch:
    - New version update.
  * Dropped 05_restore_tab_switching_shortcuts.patch:
    - Merged upstream.
  * debian/patches/99_autoreconf.patch:
    - New version update.
  * debian/copyright:
    - Updated authors.
  * debian/gnome-terminal-data.install:
    - Don't try to install /usr/lib/bonobo, as it no longer exists.

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:42:27 +0000

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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