Got this question today:
I just downloaded your transparent putty program. It is great and it is just what I was looking for. I have a tranparent version of “aterm”, but was experiencing refresh issues with it. Anyway my reason for writing to you is that whenever I run the transparent putty program with “Desktop” selected in the Background option and Opacity set to 0, my putty cursor disappears. I think that the cursor transparency also depends on the opacity value you set. Would you know of a way that I might be missing to make the cursor independent of the opacity value? Thanks
His analysis is correct: the cursor transparency uses the opacity. That was a consequence of the way PuTTY draws the cursor. I never really experienced that as a problem b/c I always use an opacity of about 50 or 75. I am mostly posting this as a way to remind myself to try check out whether this will be easy to fix, the next time I’m able to work on my PuTTY transparency patch. (Which probably will be at least a few months still…being employee #2 at a new company and, more importantly, having a 3-month-old son, tends to eat up all of one’s time).