Text cursor too thin to see
Editing text in Adobe Illustrator CC2020 has become harder than the previous version I was on, CS5.5. I produce infographics. Text is a vital component. It's harder now than ever before because Adobe has made the text cursor bar so thin, it's barely visible.
I'm using the latest CC2020 on the latest Catalina macOS on a 2019 27-in 5K iMac. Is it the 5K screen that is affecting the cursor? Please, Adobe, just thicken it up by a pixel or two. Currently it's so thin, it's hard to find it when editing text.
Hey Ninian, Thanks for reporting this. Could you please go to Preferences→User Interface→UI Scaling slider. It will scale the entire Illustrator UI proportionately. Let us know if increasing the value on that slider helps. Thanks.
Ninian Carter commented
Sorry for delay in replying. Scaling the UI (even to the max) has no effect on the thickness of the text cursor. I've attached four full screen shots of an example graphic with the UI set to "Small", the way I work. I bet if I hadn't ringed where the cursor is (it's in the same location in each shot), you'd have been hard pressed to find it. Now imagine having to do that while working to a newspaper industry deadline? Not a lot of fun.
@Ben Ellenbroek: This functionality(UI Scaling) was added in CC 2019. CS6 will not have this.
Ben Ellenbroek commented
Unfortunately the UI Scaling slider is missing in my CS6 Illustrator (Dutch).
Scaling UI would really solve my problem with the thin cursor as well as the small menus.