Re: crosshair cursor?
- John Love-Jensen wrote:
> Hi Vlad,In Vim jargon, however, "the cursor" refers to the insertion marker, and
> Hmmm... I've only seen the SPF crosshair type cursor on 3270 terminals. (Or
> were they 3290? Or something else? Been a long time.)
> ...I guess there are an assortment of SPF-like editors. The only PC one
> I've ever seen was a long time ago, on OS/2.
> Although not quite the same as a screen-sized crosshair cursor, I have see a
> Vim instrumentation to highlight the entire line that the cursor is on.
> (Hmmmm, drat, I don't have a URL to the trick on hand.)
> Side note: in some GUI jargon, "cursor" refers to the mouse pointer, and
> "caret" refers to the text insertion marker.
the mouse pointer is, well, if anything, "the mouse pointer". (Vim is a
piece of software which is primarily keyboard-oriented, with mouse
functions being added as an optional "icing-on-the-cake" add-on.)