I have experienced similar issues finding the pointer. Particularly on my
laptop while operating NPOTA outside in the daylight.
After seeing your email, I thought there could be something available in
control panel for pointer settings.
For color there are different pointer schemes in Mouse Properties. I
might try Windows Inverted scheme.
There are also some other pointer options available such as trails.
I'm not saying this is the answer to your question, but it did give me
some hope towards the issues I have been experiencing.
At 11:21 AM 11/5/2016, you wrote:
Thanks for the response and suggestions.
I plead guilty to not being very familiar with all the settings available
in your apps. 21st century daily life gets far too much in the way of me
Even though I do not remember the autofill behavior having any
significant impact on us we may actually appreciate the setting you
Regarding the Active Text Box setting, I am afraid that I misspoke when I
made that request. I really meant to comment on the pointer, not the
cursor. The cursor is not an issue - it blinks. The issue is when you
want to change the active text box u sing the mouse. Yes, I know how to
sequence through the list using Tab and -Tab (even this does
not work correctly), but my automatic reflex is to get where I want to go
by left clicking the mouse. It is hard to do that when you lose the
pointer. It would be nice if you had a configuration setting for the
pointer color under the Colors and Fonts menuitem.
Having been there myself I understand the difficulty of designing
multiple use code. The catch is always the fact that you usually don't
fully understand all the requirements of writing it correctly and
efficiently until you have already gone fairly far down all the possible
roads with it. It is painful when you discover all of the 'I should have
done's. I feel for you.
Regarding the CW wildcard, we dealt with the problem just as you
suggested - by changing the CW F-key setup. As a fixed station that is an
insignificant wor karound. But obviously for a mobile it is a little more
impactive. Good luck on having time to fix it.