I have switched to Emacs as my editor and when using multiple windows in the terminal I want the cursor to flash in the current window.

I have run the (blink-cursor-mode t) command and nothing happens. I have also tried a few commands to get the cursor to flash in the terminal and nothing happens.

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    (A note: blink-cursor-mode does not apply to emacs within a terminal: "This command is effective only on graphical frames. On text-only terminals, cursor blinking is controlled by the terminal." -- from C-h f blink-cursor-mode)
    – njsg
    Aug 10, 2017 at 17:34

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It's a konsole setting: Settings → Edit Current Profile… → Advanced, checkbox "Blinking cursor". I had to exit and restart konsole before it took effect here.


In KDE plasma 5.18.4, the checkbox has been removed from the Edit Current Profile → Advanced dialogue box. It's moved to Appearance, Cursor tab. Or, one can add


to the [Terminal Features] section of the .profile file in ~.local/share/konsole.

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