Old 10-13-2019, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default Mouse almost impossible to see

I don't remember noticing this until a recent update (5.983 I think), but now the mouse cursor is almost impossible to see against the background of the main layout area.

Can you see it? Neither can I.


It's a bit easier here, but still hard when it's smaller over a large area.


I feel like the cursor shape changed in that situation, but how? I've never attempted to change the cursors.

Is that how it appears for others?

Can I change this one cursor to be more visible in this one place? (I don't want to change the background colour).

(I had to photograph the screen because the cursor didn't come out in a screenshot)
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:37 AM   #2
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Can't help, but I'm also annoyed by this recent change. Surely there must be a workaround?
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:10 AM   #3
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Dunno if this is what you're looking for but you can change the mouse icon changing the modifier in options.

Options>Mouse modifiers
Context: Track, left drag
Default: Marquee select items and time

This way the mouse will look much better..
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:33 PM   #4
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Options>Mouse modifiers
Context: Track, left drag
Default: Marquee select items and time

This way the mouse will look much better..
Yes, it does make the mouse look much better but it also completely changes the mouse behavior, I don't think that's what the OP was looking for. Isn't there a way to just make the mouse pointer visible without changing the mouse behavior?
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:49 PM   #5
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Ok I found this and it worked for me (I used the attached file made by gofer).

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=57705
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:24 PM   #6
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Ok I found this and it worked for me (I used the attached file made by gofer).

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=57705
Yep, that fixed it, thanks!

Did this change recently though? That's from 9 years ago.

Question remains, why have a cursor that can't be seen by default!

An I-beam doesn't make sense in this context anyway. That's generally used for text editing. This should simply be a standard mouse pointer (arrow pointing up to the left)
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:36 AM   #7
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Well, I suffered from that problem too and thanks to the helpful forum community I learned how to replace the cursor in the Reaper cursor folder.

I created a new cursor for myself, a very bold black i-beam with white border. Very easy to see, except maybe if you have a very dark theme.

I attached it to this post. Anybody that wants to use it - please feel free to do so!
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File Type: zip arrange_ibeam.zip (375 Bytes, 5 views)

Last edited by Zapatero; 10-16-2019 at 11:52 AM. Reason: typo!
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