Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated June 24, 2019)
Have you noticed how, sometimes, Microsoft uses different words to describe the exact same thing? For instance, if you are a Microsoft Word fan, you have undoubtedly seen reference to the "insertion point." This is the blinking cursor, on screen, that indicates where whatever you type will start to appear. In other programs this "insertion point" is simply referred to as a "cursor." In fact, that's what Windows refers to it as—the cursor.
In fact, Windows gives you a bit of control over that cursor. Specifically, you can adjust how quickly the cursor blinks on the screen. The way you do that is to follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Keyboard Properties dialog box.
Any change you make to the cursor blink rate takes effect immediately.
This tip (10044) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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