[OS X Emacs] setting the mouse cursor color

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 13:15:29 EDT 2010

It appears that the frame parameter `mouse-color' -- which can be set as
part of default-frame-alist or intial-frame-alist, or via set-mouse-color --
is ignored by the system.  I.e. emacs provides the capability, but it is not
respected by OS X.


On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:10 PM, <siemsen at ucar.edu> wrote:

> I want to set the color of the mouse cursor in Aquamacs 2.0preview5.  I
> don't mean point, or buffer cursor, which I can see fine, and control the
> color of with set-cursor-color.  I mean the mouse cursor.  I use light text
> on dark backgrounds.  In Aquamacs, the mouse cursor is a shape like an
> uppercase "I", a good shape for positioning between characters when
> selecting text.  Trouble is, it's displayed with a dark color, so it can't
> be easily seen against a dark background.  I can only see it dimly, while
> moving the mouse around, as the "I" covers parts of the characters in the
> buffer.
> How do I set the color of the mouse cursor?
> -- Pete
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