Mouse cursor visibility when typing starts
Does it annoy anyone else that when you use the mouse to click an edit point in your document, and then start typing, the mouse cursor remains visible and can obscure the first part of the text you’re inserting?
In my Windows 10 mouse properties, I have this selected but it makes no difference in Notepad++:
It does, however, work nicely to hide the cursor upon typing into a document when using Notepad.exe.
Probably this is a Scintilla complaint and not a Notepad++ complaint, but I was wondering if this bothers anyone else that might read this.
Probably this is a Scintilla complaint
I just pulled up SciTE 4.4.6 (which was the previous Scintilla used by Notepad++…
I haven’t downloaded the modern SciTEupdate: same happens in SciTE 5.2.2), and it did the same thing. So it looks like it’s in the Scintilla code.
Interestingly, if you have input focus in the PythonScript console window’s
>>>box, and you start typing, the mouse cursor immediately hides…
in the PythonScript console window’s >>> box, and you start typing, the mouse cursor immediately hides…
That’s presumably because the >>> box isn’t a Scintilla control.
For experimentation, the same happened with Find what and Replace with boxes allowing the cursor to disappear, as do any of the entry boxes in the User Defined Language dialog, or the Run>Run… dialog, or the NppExec console, or …
So that strengthens the conclusion that it’s a Scintilla-code issue.
I created a Scintilla issue/ticket: https://sourceforge.net/p/scintilla/bugs/2333/
I verified with SciTE 5.2.2, so it’s still a problem. I added a comment to the bug report so that they would not dismiss it as “a Notepad++ problem”.