Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

This has been ongoing since starting to use IQ, on two different PC's.  When I click on the main text area for an item, sometimes the cursor appears.  Usually it doesn't.  Often I have to click in and out of the item repeatedly.  Other times I just start deleting to figure out where the cursor is (it's there but invisible).  It's maddening.  Occurs only in IQ, not in any other program.  Any suggestions?
 
In case relevant I'm using Windows 7 with high resolution displays. 2K on the laptop, 4K on the desktop.
 
Thanks

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

This happens to me also in the item text area and it is very frustrating.  Current installed Version 0.9.26Pre-Rel38 build 1/26/15 but happens with all the versions I have used.  On laptop with Windows 8.1 and desktop Windows 7.

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

There was a discussion in the past, sometimes, this is a font issue. See Missing cursor when editing items and cursor location in grid Item field
 
Does it happen with the sample IQBase ?

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Just tested with the sample and it still happens, have to click in and out a few times to get the cursor. 

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

You can turn on the WYSIWYG editor, it does not have this issue.
Also, can you confirm that the properties pane does not have the issue
 
Pierre_Admin
 

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

 FWIW:
I have similar problems in my main file with WYSIWYG enabled .

Cursor sometimes not visible
Cells can be very slow to go into edit mode - this with new items especially

I do use a font different to the default (set in options 1.2.1) , yet I dont seem to have the problem with the sample file with WYSIWYG enabled- but then I never use that for long.
I have NOT seen this problem in the properties pane.
 

Win.7 64bit  ~  Version 0.9.26Pre-Rel39a build 2015-01-29 13:31:18  ~  Running in Portable mode 

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Pierre_Admin wrote:
You can turn on the WYSIWYG editor, it does not have this issue.
Also, can you confirm that the properties pane does not have the issue
 
Pierre_Admin
 
Pierre, I appreciate your personal help here so much, but it would be so nice if when you (and anyone else) answers a question you would take the extra 60 seconds and tell us how to get there , i.e. Tools>Options>etc..  I have no idea where the WYSIWYG editor is, I can't find any reference to it by searching the online documentation, and I can't find it after searching for 15 minutes in the hundred different places in IQ it might be .

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Hi David,
 
Sorry for not specifying, to turn-on / off WYSIWYG editing for a specific column, simply right-click on the column header.
 
HTH
 
 

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Thanks!  Now for my next silly question.  I know what WYSIWYG stands for, but what what does turning it on actually do in the program, and why is it an option?

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Hi David,
 
When wysiwyg is on, you can use the formatting toolbar and all formatting is shown while editing. Otherwise, you'll see html codes such as .<b> for bold.
 
 It is an option because it is new and not fully tested and functional. Also, the simple text editor is probably more suitable for many text fields.

Re: Blinking Text Cursor Rarely Appears

Ya, it fixed the blinking cursor issues but seems to have now broken other things.  Text pasted into it has all sorts of issues and I can't seem to just delete "bad" text out either.  Here's a screenshot of what shows up in text field as I hover over it.  If I type into it, it's still there.  If I cut everything out, it's still there.  This happened after copying and pasting some text from a web page.  Any suggestions?
 
I guess I'll read back through the thread and see if I can solve the issue some other way.
 
Thanks
 
Edit: Select All and then Cut finally allowed me to delete it out.
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