How to stop the blinking cursor in an address bar

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When you hover your mouse over a text-editable address bar, the default mouse arrow normally turns into a line-like pointer, to indicate the position of the mouse. After clicking the left button on your mouse, a blinking cursor will appear in the address field box. If you want to disable a blinking cursor in Windows, you may adjust the cursor blink rate so that it no longer blinks on your display screen.

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Instructions

    Stop Blinking Cursor In Windows Vista

  1. 1

    Click "Start" and "Control Panel," then select "Hardware and Sound" from the menu list.

  2. 2

    Click the "Keyboard" option to open the "Keyboard and Properties" dialogue box.

  3. 3

    Look for the cursor blink rate slider under "Cursor Blink Rate." Position your mouse pointer over the horizontal slider. Hold down the left-button on your mouse to change the cursor blink rate settings.

  4. 4

    Move the horizontal slider all the way to the left to select "None" and stop the cursor from blinking. Click the "Apply" button to update your settings.

  5. 5

    Click the "OK" button to close the "Keyboard Properties" dialogue box.

    Stop Blinking Cursor In Windows 7

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu button on your desktop. Type the words "blink rate" in the search field box, and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

  2. 2

    Press the "Speed" tab button to open the "Keyboard Properties" dialogue box.

  3. 3

    Change the cursor blink rate on your computer. Look for the cursor blink rate slider and hover your mouse pointer over it. Hold down the left-button on your mouse to adjust the cursor blink rate settings.

  4. 4

    Drag the horizontal slider all the way to the left to select "None" and stop the cursor from blinking.

  5. 5

    Click the "Apply" button to update the new settings. Then, click the "OK" button to close the "Keyboard Properties" dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • Normally, when you adjust or turn off the cursor blink rate in Windows, the software programs installed on your computer will adopt the same cursor blink rate settings. However, many web browsers may show a blinking cursor on web pages. If you want to stop a blinking cursor, you may need to configure the web browser's settings and turn the default value off. For example, you may stop the cursor from blinking in Firefox when you press the "F7" key on your keyboard. A pop-up box will appear on your desktop. Click the "Yes" button to stop the cursor from blinking.

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