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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs cursor turns into a vertical line

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs cursor turns into a vertical line
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 20:06:20 +0300

> From: John J. Xenakis <>
> Cc:
> >   Also, what is the value of w32-use-visible-system-caret?
> The value of w32-use-visible-system-caret is t.
> So I executed this:
> >   (setq w32-use-visible-system-caret nil)
> Holy Moley!!!! That fixed the problem.  The old cursor is back!
> So am I all set now?  All I need to do is add that statement to
> the startup macros?

Yes.  Although I'm puzzled how did you get that variable set non-nil
in the first place.  Do you have some screen reader software installed
and active? or some other accessibility feature?  This variable is
normally off.

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