When editing text at any point in Mozilla, the vertical cursor is too thick (2 pixels instead of the Windows default 1), too tall (should only span the maximum font height, not the full alloted spacing height), and is one pixel too far to the left. While sounding trite, it's actually rather annoying visually and is the only program I know that has a text cursor so far to the left of where it should be that by default it's sitting on top of the rightmost pixels of the last character typed. At the very least, please move the text cursor one more pixel to the right! An elegant cursor (which shouldn't be hard to change) would be (for me) the final step to making Mozilla feel fully modern and elegant.
17 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hmm, actually, when I compare the cursor in Mozilla with (for example) Windows Notepad, they look pretty much the same height and thickness. I don't know that there's a "standard" cursor in that sense. This is on Win98, BTW.
Okay, after some further analysis, it seems that in the URL bar the cursor seems to be proper (1 pixel) width, but still one pixel too far to the left. (A good example: when typing the '/' character, there should be one pixel of whitespace between the cursor and the rightmost pixel of the '/'.) When editing text, such as in a TEXTAREA, the cursor balloons to two pixels in width and is even overlapping with the previous characters a full two pixels atimes. The cursor in textareas should only be one pixel thick and one more pixel to the right. Opening up a page with a TEXTAREA and putting it side-by-side with IE, I see that the cursor in mozilla extends one pixel too high as well (there should be a one-pixel separation between the cursor and the TEXTAREA's border). I'm not trying to be anal here; I'd just like Mozilla to feel sleek and clean.
that's fair. it's also already reported.
Assignee: mpt → hewitt
Component: User Interface Design → URL Bar
QA Contact: zach → claudius
Assignee: hewitt → kin
Component: URL Bar → Editor: Core
QA Contact: claudius → sujay
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98564 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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