Syntax CURSOR% [#window]
Location BTool

This function returns the current status of the text cursor in the specified window (default #1). Results are:

  • 0 for disabled,
  • 1 for enabled and visible,
  • -1 for enabled but invisible.

An active cursor flashes, and therefore alternates between visible and invisible status when enabled. Otherwise, it will appear as a solid block on screen (unless there is no cursor attached to the specified channel).

On Minerva it is possible to alter the shape and colour of the cursor.


CURSEN, CURDIS, CURSOR and CUR enable or disable the cursor.

Also refer to CURSOR_OFF and CURSOR_ON.