Is it possible to change the size/thickness of the Caret?


Apologies if this has been asked before. I have seached but couldn't find anything.

Is there a way to change the size/thickness of the caret? I can only find speed and turning block caret on/off in the settings.

I would prefer to have a 1px caret such as in Visual Studio. Is this possible?


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Hi there,

  1. Help | Find Action...
  2. Search for registry action
  3. Once in Registry window -- look for editor.caret.width entry
  4. Set the new value (for me the default was 2) -- make sure that field went bold (move to another entry) to ensure that new value was accepted.
  5. Restart IDE (this option requires it)
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And for the caret height ? 

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I'd like to know about the caret height thing as well.  There's a weird bug that I can't reproduce, though it's now apparently borked my caret, at least somewhat.

  1. I selected "clone caret above"
  2. (Caret then goes double thick and is taller than normal.)
  3. I then turn off column selection mode.
  4. (Caret *remains* double thick and tall.)

Weird.  So I did the following.

  1. Went into your registry from within Intellij IDEA.
  2. changed editor.caret.width from 2 to 1
  3. Now caret is now thin again, but still seems too tall.

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3.4 (Community Edition)
Build #IC-173.4548.28, built on January 29, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1024-b11 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Windows 10 10.0



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Currently, there's no option for changing caret's height. Please vote:


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