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Size of the text cursor (insertion point)?

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How can I control the size of the text cursor (insertion point)? The Windows setting from the Control Panel's Accessability Options seems to be disregarded by Firefox.

Chosen solution

Try to create these two integer prefs:

ui.caretWidth
ui.caretBlinkTime (milliseconds;use 0 to disable blink)

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)
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Chosen Solution

Try to create these two integer prefs:

ui.caretWidth
ui.caretBlinkTime (milliseconds;use 0 to disable blink)

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)