When using writer, the cursor has a very little thickness, and with the fact that it blinks it's hardly visible and distinguishable.
In the early times of libreoffice it wasn't like that, but the situation has been as I am describing it for many years.
Please give more visibility to the cursor!
Steps to Reproduce:
User Profile Reset: Yes
You can try this in order to understand: close your eyes with one writer document on your screen, and click in a random position: then open your eyes y look for the cursor: you'll hardly find it!
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More or less REPRODUCIBLE with Installation of Version 126.96.36.199 (x64) / LibreOffice Build 27d75539669ac387bb498e35313b970b7fe9c4f9
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win; Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE; Calc: threaded; Elementary Theme; My normal User Profile. Compariosn of Caret width in 3 applications shows, that LibO has a very thin caret compared to other applications.
What's your Operating System?
And maybe you should try a more current LibO version?
a) This query <https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/buglist.cgi?cmdtype=dorem&remaction=run&namedcmd=DUPs146397&sharer_id=19321> shows a possible DUP:
"Bug 140353 - UI: Caret merely visible in Writer, LibreOffice (Ubuntu Snap) does not use system settings"
In WIN10 there is a setting for text cursor width:
But I only see an effect in WIN OS UI, not in Apps. At least without reboot.
After WIN Reboot I now see the effect of changes in the OS preferences immediately also in LibO
Might be a workaround?
But the question remains: why does LibO have the thinnest cursor of all apps I tested?!
Version: 188.8.131.52 / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 20(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.11; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: es-DO (it_IT.UTF-8); UI: it-IT
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.2.2~rc2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~lo1
(In reply to Rainer Bielefeld Retired from comment #4)
> After WIN Reboot I now see the effect of changes in the OS preferences
> immediately also in LibO
> Might be a workaround?
> But the question remains: why does LibO have the thinnest cursor of all apps
> I tested?!
Couldn't see a difference between LO Writer and MS Word. General Window settings provide o good solution. Since I'm not a Linux user I don't know, if there is a similar option, that would solve the problem.
Paolo, which screen resolution do you have? Might be the same as bug 101379.