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ShowCursorTracker

ShowCursorTracker
is an option for Cell which specifies whether an elliptical spot should appear momentarily to guide the eye if the cursor position jumps.
  • Line breaking is normally set up so that small changes to expressions in input cells rarely cause large-scale reformatting; the cursor tracker appears whenever reformatting is required that makes the cursor position jump.
  • The cursor tracker is intended to be sufficiently eye-catching to make the low-level human visual system cause an immediate shift in gaze.
Here is a sample expression cell:
This turns cursor tracking on in the sample expression cell:
Add and delete a character a few times in the sample expression cell:
Here is another sample expression cell:
This turns cursor tracking off in the sample expression cell:
Now the cursor tracker does not appear when you edit the sample cell:
Here is a sample expression cell:
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Click for copyable input
This turns cursor tracking on in the sample expression cell:
In[2]:=
Click for copyable input
Add and delete a character a few times in the sample expression cell:
In[3]:=
Click for copyable input
 
Here is another sample expression cell:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
This turns cursor tracking off in the sample expression cell:
In[2]:=
Click for copyable input
Now the cursor tracker does not appear when you edit the sample cell:
In[3]:=
Click for copyable input
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