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How to change cursor color, eliminate the cursor, etc

From: Steve Litt
Subject: How to change cursor color, eliminate the cursor, etc
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 09:41:59 -0400
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Hi all,

This isn't a bug, but I couldn't find the answer by RTFMming and I couldn't 
find an Ncurses mailing list. The next Linux Productivity Magazine will be on 

I need to turn off the cursor, or at least change its color so it's invisible. 
Right now my menus have a cursor on the first character of the menu's mark 
string. On GUI terminals it's an ugly black box, and on a true CLI terminal 
it's a blinking underline cursor. Setting leaveok(menuwindow, TRUE) is even 
worse -- the cursor is on the end of the item, and when moving the highlight 
up, the cursor is one below the highlighted item.

What are some of the ways I can fix this? Does Ncurses have a mailing list? 
What are some resources besides the NCURSES Programming HOWTO by Pradeep 

Ncurses is one of the coolest programming interfaces I've ever used. It's easy 
once you understand it, it works on all sorts of terminals, and it has ALL 
the resources necessary to build an excellent user interface.

Thanks so much.


Steve Litt
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