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Is there a way to stop the cursor blinking in the Windows command prompt? I have tried setting blink speed to 'none' in Control Panel, but the bloody thing is still blinking me to insanity.

EDIT I didn't set the blink speed to 'none' properly. I did now and it works. I'll keep the question here anyway for future reference. /EDIT

Thanks, Andreas

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you are refering to this problem:… and these settings ? – akira Jun 24 '10 at 9:35
yes, that's exactly it - thanks! – andreas Jun 24 '10 at 9:43
then accept the answer of bubu and everyone is happy :) – akira Jun 24 '10 at 9:49
done deal 54321 – andreas Jun 24 '10 at 10:08
They didn't used to have any way to do this and it has been bothering me for 20 years. Thanks for leaving this question up! I'm finally free! – Emery Lapinski Apr 1 at 16:00
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Options, options.


  2. Noblink:, TSR which allow no blinking cursors

  3. Console:, a better cmd.exe

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Console is not a better cmd.exe. In fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with cmd. It's just a host for console processes. It doesn't care what process that is. Your second option will only work for, I presume (can't test, since I'm on 64 bit) – Joey Jun 24 '10 at 22:23

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