E.g. the select text cursors in all distributions and desktop environments I have tried are unusable. I need 1 pixel width and not 3 or more pixel width like it's currently on all DE including Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, etc.
Selecting text in Linux is so much more difficult than in Windows where the select text cursor is only 1 px wide and very easy to use.
I don't mind the arrows, i.e. the arrow pointer in Unity is nice and practical, but the select text cursors are so hard to use when you have strings like "lll" and you need to select only one of them using a select cursorthat is probably 3 times wider than the character you want to select.
I am sure that I am not the only one who has noticed this difference while switching between Linux and Windows machines on a daily basis. It's especially annoying when the text you want to select is very small and the "sharp" select text cursor comes very handy.
Is there any legal reason why the DE for Linux do not provide the 1 px wide select text cursor.
UPDATE: This is what you can experience on Windows 7, but not on Linux ;(:
Dark text and light background
Light text on dark background
Unusual mixed situation