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Changing the cursor style of the terminal

The default style of the cursor in the terminal of most distros is a big blinking block. This can be changed to either just a underline or a thinner block as follows.

-> open a terminal

-> run the command

gconf-editor /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_shape

-> In the window that will pop out , look at window on the right. The highlighted line will have cursor_shape in the first column and the value "block" in the second column.

-> To change this, click on the second column and enter the value "underline" to have the cursor as an underline or enter "ibeam" to use a vertical line cursor.

-> Hit the enter key after entering the new value

-> click on file and quit.

Your terminal cursor would have changed to what ever new value you chose.

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