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    Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    How can you change the blinking rate of the cursor (insertion point) in Windows 98?

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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.

    Locate the keyboard icon, and double click on it.

    On the "Speed" tab, the last item is cursor blink rate. Slide the slider accordingly.

    Click on 'apply then OK.

    hope that helps!
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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    DrkRealm, I thank you for your quick reply. I was in the mouse settings and could not find it for the life of me. Do you know if there is a way to completely turn off the blink rate?

    Once again, a million thanks.

    -Gene

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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    It's going to be in the keyboard settings.

    There's no way to 'turn off' the cursor blink here though... is it really That annoying? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    Not annoying really. My NT Engineer was trying to do something to the network and for that something to work, he needed to turn off the blink. Hence my research. I'm going to talk to him today about our findings and delve deeper as to what he's trying to do.

    Thanks.-Gene

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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    Sounds like he's trying to setup a terminal server.. perhaps something in the registry? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    You can turn it off completely via a freeware tweaker called XTQ, which you can get from my website or <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.xteq.com/>here</A>.
    Search for Blink rate and enter a value of -1.

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    Re: Change blink rate of cursor in Win98 SE

    ...even better get the freeware 'More Properties' from my site or <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.imaginary.co.za> here</A>

    This installs to the RClick context menu of 'My Computer' and has a host of parameters you can tweak. For your purposes use Shell General Non-blinking Cursor.
    It works in Win 95, 98,SE, and 2000P to my knowledge. It also keeps its setting in apps such as MS Word &c.
    Incidentally, from the same place you can get Change Icon, which allows you to change all those boring little yellow folders for something of your choice. I find it very useful for making commonly used ones stand out. Again, it's free.

    Rgds

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