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I would like to change my cusor from vertical bar to block form, such as used on old green screens

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In IE the cursor can be changed to a block form, I can't find a way to do this with Firefox, the block form is an old carry back from the days of the old "green screens"

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That pref still works in Firefox, just tried it in Firefox 10.0

Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.

Right-click anywhere in the area of that window where the preferences appear.
Then select New > then Integer
Name: ui.caretWidth
Value: 7 or any other whole number, decimals aren't allowed

Then restart Firefox.

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You can't change to cursor to a block that covers the current character, but you can change the cursor width to make it better visible.

See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=865895

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the above does not work on my computer, any other suggestions thank you

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the posted solution does not work for me, please reply, thank you

Lebsock

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Chosen Solution

That pref still works in Firefox, just tried it in Firefox 10.0

Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.

Right-click anywhere in the area of that window where the preferences appear.
Then select New > then Integer
Name: ui.caretWidth
Value: 7 or any other whole number, decimals aren't allowed

Then restart Firefox.