You should be able to change it to be an underline cursor or blinking cursor (the Advanced tab of settings).
I notice that I have the box checked for “Set cursor color to match current character”. And maybe that’s why I am able to always read the char under the cursor. With black chars on a light background, the cursor is showing as black and the char under the cursor changing to light color.
I using 13.2, but I don’t think this has changed since 13.1.
Good suggestion, but no go. I tried with a newly created user, and the problem doesn’t appear. Hence, it must be with my user (profile?). I’m about to upgrade to 13.2 very soon, so I don’t want to spend too much time on this (I’m sure there will be more pressing problems to resolve after the upgrade (I hope not, but you never know)).
Yes, I thought of that. What I usually do when I upgrade, is keep a full copy of my home directory elsewhere, and copy everything over one by one. You’re right, though. I would love to find out why this is doing this. It is very peculiar.