Summary: Moved how-to stuff to new page DefiningCursorUsingXresources. This is a glossary page.
< == Xresources ==
< When using the X Window System, the cursor color can be set in the [[Xresource]] `Emacs.cursorColor', for example with this command:
< echo 'Emacs.cursorColor: #a00000' | xrdb -override
< or persistently by adding the <code>Emacs.cursorColor: #a00000</code> line to your <code>~/.Xresources</code> file.
< If you are using [[ViperMode]], this setting practically takes precedence over any Emacs-internal customization settings; ''I think'' Viper restores the Xresource whenever switching to vi-mode.
< See also: [[WikiPedia:Cursor (computing)]]
> '''See Also:'''
> * ChangingCursorDynamically -- Change cursor properties in Lisp code
> * DefiningCursorUsingXresources -- Define cursor properties in Xresources
Sometimes, people use the words “cursor” and “pointer” interchangeably, but that is not correct. The cursor is the text cursor; it does not refer to the mouse position. The pointer is the mouse pointer, which indicates the mouse position.