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Re: crosshair cursor?

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  • A. J. Mechelynck
    ... In Vim jargon, however, the cursor refers to the insertion marker, and the mouse pointer is, well, if anything, the mouse pointer . (Vim is a piece of
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 31, 2006
      John Love-Jensen wrote:
      > Hi Vlad,
      >
      > Hmmm... I've only seen the SPF crosshair type cursor on 3270 terminals. (Or
      > were they 3290? Or something else? Been a long time.)
      >
      > Ahh...
      > http://www.planetmvs.com/spfeditor/
      > ...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.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      > --Eljay

      In Vim jargon, however, "the cursor" refers to the insertion marker, and
      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.)


      Best regards,
      Tony.
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