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Accidentally Deleted uicaretblinktime Setting in about:config

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I have sensory processing issues, including a nasty sensitivity to flashing lights, zooming animations, parallax animations, and so on. Flashing lights can be blinding, disorienting, migraine-inducing, and in some cases, with safety lights, seizure-inducing. Flashing cursors don't take up much of the screen, but if I'm looking at the screen near the cursor, they're still a problem.

I had set uicaretblinktime to 0 in about:config, to stop the blinking cursor.

I reset it to the default, to try to see if Firefox would follow the system settings, which should also stop the blinking cursor. It wouldn't.

I can't find uicaretblinktime in about:config any more, to set it to 0 again, to stop the blinking cursor again.

How do I add uicaretblinktime again? Or add another fix to stop the blinking?

I have sensory processing issues, including a nasty sensitivity to flashing lights, zooming animations, parallax animations, and so on. Flashing lights can be blinding, disorienting, migraine-inducing, and in some cases, with safety lights, seizure-inducing. Flashing cursors don't take up much of the screen, but if I'm looking at the screen near the cursor, they're still a problem. I had set uicaretblinktime to 0 in about:config, to stop the blinking cursor. I reset it to the default, to try to see if Firefox would follow the system settings, which should also stop the blinking cursor. It wouldn't. I can't find uicaretblinktime in about:config any more, to set it to 0 again, to stop the blinking cursor again. How do I add uicaretblinktime again? Or add another fix to stop the blinking?

Chosen solution

I wasdropped a period while I was searching.

It's ui.caretblinktime, and there was an explanation here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1103909

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  • Dragon-Web Applications

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0

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Chosen Solution

I wasdropped a period while I was searching.

It's ui.caretblinktime, and there was an explanation here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1103909

I wasdropped a period while I was searching. It's ui.caretblinktime, and there was an explanation here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1103909