Bug 1604 - Allow setting the cursor blink rate
Summary: Allow setting the cursor blink rate
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.8
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-20 09:15 UTC by Chris Hardy [MSFT]
Modified: 2011-10-31 18:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: gtk
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-10-20 09:15:07 UTC
Strange as it may seem, things that blink has a very negative effect on my ability to concentrate. Windows allows setting the cursor blink rate to zero. MonoDevelope bypasses this Windows setting. Please provide a means to stop the blinking. MonoDevelope otherwise looks great. 

Thanks, Gordon.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-20 10:07:35 UTC
Technically a GTK Windows integration issue, MD gets the rate from GTK.
Comment 3 Gordon 2011-10-31 15:15:43 UTC
In C# code the Windows CaretBlinkTime can be set :
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
[DllImport( "user32.dll" )]
public static extern int SetCaretBlinkTime( int wMSeconds );
[DllImport( "user32.dll" )]
public static extern int GetCaretBlinkTime();
Does the Gtk# have a way to set the Caret/Cursor rate in code or otherwaise?
Comment 4 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-31 16:56:25 UTC
Yes, here's the GTK+ docs, it can also be set from GTK# code or gtkrc configuration files:


There's also gtk-cursor-blink for disabling the blink entirely.
Comment 5 Gordon 2011-10-31 18:46:46 UTC
Thank you! This will be a huge help!