Block cursor and/or having a visual helper

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mwat29
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Block cursor and/or having a visual helper

Post by mwat29 » 06 Feb 2019 08:52

There are two types of improvements I would like to see in HxD:

One would be a visual helper like shown in this picture. The background and foreground colors should be fully customizable and this helper could be turned on and off depending on the user needs.

Second improvement would be to use a block cursor. The background and foreground colors of the block cursor should also be customizable. Sometimes it is very hard to locate the place where the cursor is.

These two should be optional to use, so you could use the normal cursor if none of these are needed.
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mwat29
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Re: Block cursor and/or having a visual helper

Post by mwat29 » 06 Feb 2019 12:34

Here is an example of the block cursor I mean. It doesn't necessarily have to be a cursor, the cursor could be as it is now, but the background would be some color that could be chosen by user if want to easier locate the cursor position. Highlighting may be the correct word for this.

Highlighted character should also then be shown on the right where the characters are shown.
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Maël
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Re: Block cursor and/or having a visual helper

Post by Maël » 06 Feb 2019 14:36

I think highlighting the column and row in the header would be easier on the eye, like in this post:
viewtopic.php?p=1268#p1268

Regarding the block cursor, there could be an option to set the cursor width, which defaults to two pixels now.

mwat29
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Re: Block cursor and/or having a visual helper

Post by mwat29 » 06 Feb 2019 15:09

You are right, this kind of highlightning is better (if this is what you mean):
highlight row column.png
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