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Cursor in Terminal

I’m observing my perception of responsiveness of applications. For example, I unconsciously think that a GUI programming editor like Atom or alike is more responsive than command line. Responsive is a vague term, I know. In other words, command line would always appear to me as a rather old and rigid input field.

Today I’ve tried a simple trick: making cursor in the Terminal behave the same as in Atom. That is, a thin line that blinks. Previously it was a block that doesn’t blink.

I was so surprised that it changed my perception dramatically! Now the Terminal window doesn’t appear to be hostile/slower/unusual at all.

Old habits never go away. I’m still looking for a ten-key-less split mechanical keyboard with a proper fn row.

Last edited on Mar 14, 2019