"Ever lost sight of the little caret, the thin blinking vertical line used
to indicate where the next character you type in is going to show up on the
screen? If so, you might have experimented with the blinking rate to make
it more conspicuous. If that is not enough for you, this little system
extension could be helpful. It draws the caret with a line two or three
pixels wide instead of only one pixel, the system default.
This works in all fields that use the system routines for TextEdit (both
with and without styles). They are usually used in dialog fields (e.g.
search/replace), save dialogs, file names in the Finder, and text windows
in TeachText and SimpleText."
In the attachment called caretPatch10.sit (StuffIt archive, 8k, binhexed
for transfer) you'll find the two versions of the extension and the
description, a SimpleText document:
caretPatch (2 pixels) (5k)
caretPatch (3 pixels) (5k)
caretPatch 1.0 Read me (8k)
This should replace the earlier version (v0.2) found in
It should probably called "caret-patch-10.hqx".
All three files were checked with Disinfectant 3.7.1 and showed no virus
infection. Please feel free to include these modules on any CD-ROMs you
All the best,