I cannot figure out how to disable the blinking cursor is Pantheon-Terminal (which I think is the same as Gnome-Terminal). I looked in dconf-editor, but did not see any variable that seemed to be about blinking.

Any ideas?

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Pantheon Terminal uses the VTE widget kit and can be customized via the dconf registry. You can turn off the blinking with dconf-editor under org.gnome.desktop.interface or via the command line:

 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink false

and turn back on with

 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink true


 gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-blink

You can play with other settings to the cursor as well under org.gnome.desktop.interface (cursor-theme, cursor-blink-time, cursor-size, etc. keys).

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