Change the color of the cursor in the SSH client on a Chromebook

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A ssh-client turns any Chromebook in a useful tool. It is not necessary to switch into developer mode on your Chromebook to use ssh. You can install the ssh client "Secure Shell" from the webstore.

This ssh client has some settings that can be changed by the user. The way to do that however is rather obscure and esotheric.

  • Open the startwindow of the ssh client.
  • Right click on the screen and choose "Inspect element".
  • In the new window. click on 'Console'

Enter the following line, replacing the numbers with your preferences:

term_.prefs_.set('cursor-color', 'rgba(255, 255, 0, 0.8)')

The numbers represent the RGB-values of the color and a value for the transparency of the cursor.

The numbers that are shown above (255,255,0) will result in a yellow cursor.

This makes it a little easier to locate on your screen :)

Have fun.