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Question 90 (2000):

Just a small point - I have tried to remove the cursor from the screen using cursor.invisible (out). However, this would apear to do nothing and my dislplay still has a big black cursor jumping all over the place?

Answer 90:

I'm afraid we are at the mercy of the completeness of the VT100 terminal emulation provided by the system we are using to get a text window. Most do not implement this make cursor invisible function and there's nothing we can do about it (apart from hacking the source code of the terminal emulator if we can get hold of it). In the good old days, we used to have real VT220 (which superceded VT100) terminals and this cursor.invisible procedure worked just fine!

Keywords: animation , cursor.invisible

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