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Change colour of cursor position

Thread began 2/05/2013 10:26 am by bill3786 | Last modified 2/05/2013 5:59 pm by bill3786 | 458 views | 4 replies |

bill3786

Change colour of cursor position

Is it possible to change the colour of the cursor position while editing in CKEditor3?

The cms areas on the site have a blue background so the editing area in CKEditor3 has been given the same blue background to simulate the site.
However the cursor position is shown in a grey colour which is very difficult to see agaisnt the blue background.

Would like to change it from grey to black, but is this possible? If so, how and where is it done?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you would need to edit the style used for the html editor body class.

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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bill3786

A question before using the support ticket.
This is the body style in contents.css so is it as simple as adding a style for the cursor position. If so how is this written?

body
{
/* Font */
font-family: Comic Sans MS, cursive;
font-size: 14px;

/* Text color */
color: #000000;

/* Remove the background color to make it transparent */
background-color: #5b79b5;
}

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that's why i started the ticket, so i could see the problem and determine how to fix it....

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bill3786

The outcome of the ticket from Jason revealed that this is a problem with IE and does not happen with firefox, safari and chrome.
Firefox, safari and chrome produce a black cursor (which can be changed using css properties) but in IE, it forces the cursor colour to be the opposite of the background colour that is used.

my background colour is:
5B79B5

so IE will force the cursor colour to:
A4864A (this actually is a browny colour but looks grey on a blue background)

See color_complementary.html

There is not a way to change the cursor colour that IE uses.
how-do-i-change-the-color-of-the-text-cursor-in-an-input-field-in-ie

There isn't a solution for IE but hope this helps explain it for anybody who has a similar problem.
In fact you see the same problem when you enter text using IE9 in the webassist technical support ticket input box which has a blue background, the cursor is grey in appearance and is difficult to see.

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