ShowCursorTracker

ShowCursorTracker
is an option for Cell that specifies whether an elliptical spot should appear momentarily to guide the eye if the cursor position jumps.

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  • The default setting is ShowCursorTracker->True.
  • 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.

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Basic Examples (2)Basic Examples (2)

Here is a sample expression cell:

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This turns cursor tracking on in the sample expression cell:

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Add and delete a character a few times in the sample expression cell:

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Here is another sample expression cell:

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This turns cursor tracking off in the sample expression cell:

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Now the cursor tracker does not appear when you edit the sample cell:

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