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Re: disappearing cursor

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  • Subject: [mg71754] Re: [mg71625] disappearing cursor
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:04:09 -0500 (EST)
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On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 05:37:05 -0500 (EST), steve wrote:
> My cursor has disappeared, and when I highlight text no block is
> colored. It's as if the cursor and block are invisible, since I can type
> and evaluate as usual.
> How do I get them back?

You may have accidentally set the ShowSelection option to False at the 
global scope, or in the affected notebooks or cells (if you don't see the 
problem in new, untitled notebooks).

Under the Format menu, choose Option Inspector, set the scope to Global, 
and search for ShowSelection.  If it's False, set it back to True.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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