How to disable cursor blink rate in Mac OS X
December 1, 2010 3 Comments
A blinking cursor can be quite annoying (have you heard of the Chinese water torture?).
Unfortunately, if you are a Mac user, disabling the cursor blink rate does not go so straightforward as one might expect in Windows.
Now open a terminal. Type in the following command:
defaults write -g CursorBlink -string 0
which disables cursor blink on the global level (i.e. for every application).
As an alternative, we can optionally set the blink period to be a very, very large number. Note that the unit is milliseconds. So 1000 means 1 second. Thanks to this post.
defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod -int 100000000
Now you have a non-blinking cursor in every application^^.