Make your caret bigger

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Tweak #31 - april 24, 2002

When you edit text in Windows, a caret indicates the position in the text where you are editing.

By default, this caret is only one pixel wide.

If you sometimes have difficulties finding the caret back, this tweak can help you.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

In this key, look for the following value:


If the value doesn't exist, create it as a REG_DWORD value.

Set this value to the number of pixels you want. A good value is 2. The default value is 1.

The new value will only take effect after you restart the computer or log off.

Download reg file

Download tweak31.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak31_restore.reg