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Animating Your VS Code Cursor w/ Cursor Blinking

Chris Sev
founder scotch.io. dev advocate digitalocean. 💙 beginnertailwind.com 💙 makereactapps.com
Originally published at chrisoncode.hashnode.dev ・1 min read

The VS Code settings are packed to the brim with fun hidden gems. Cursor Blinking is one of those settings.

The Cursor Blinking VS Code setting allows us to display our cursor as an animated version of itself.

How to Use VS Code's Cursor Blinking Setting

  • Open VS Code settings: cmd + ,
  • Search for Cursor Blinking

There are five settings that you can use on Cursor Blinking:

  1. blink
  2. smooth
  3. phase
  4. expand
  5. solid

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Seeing Cursor Blinking in Action

Here's the different ways and looks of our cursor:

blink

blink.gif

smooth

smooth.gif

phase

phase.gif

expand

expand.gif

solid

solid.gif

Conclusion

I'm really liking expand although it may get a little annoying after some time. smooth and phase seem to be great daily drivers since they are fun but not too intrusive.

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