I would like to use the ibeam | cursor in my terminal, but is it is very narrow and hard to spot especially in the vim editor. Is it possible to increase the width or probably specify a Unicode character instead?

I am using the termite terminal emulator which is based on VTE.

For example in the Sublime Text editor, it is almost double in size and I think that is ideal for me. Need to try it out though.

  • Which terminal emulator? – egmont Nov 29 '17 at 20:42

For terminal emulators based on recent versions of VTE (e.g. gnome-terminal, mate-terminal, xfce4-terminal, terminator, tilix and a few more), place something like this in your .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css file:

vte-terminal, VteTerminal {
    -GtkWidget-cursor-aspect-ratio: 0.2;

You'll need to quit and restart the terminal emulator process (qiut all its windows at once).

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  • Superb. I was about to delete this question as I thought no one would know it ;-). – Nishant Nov 30 '17 at 9:45

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