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Show the caret position of authors on your Etherpad um, Pad.

Important: A caret is not a cursor, a cursor is what your mouse uses.. A caret is the little stick used in a word processor. The more you know....


  • See where the author is in really real time
  • Click on an authors colored icon block to follow that author as they move around a pad
  • I needed a third feature so let's go with free NFC Ring for anyone who spots this crazy "feature"


  • Avoid race condition where the ACE object is sent and the cursor but the cursor arrives before the event

  • Add a buffer

  • Show the stick on the right when the righter px of the span is greater than the total width of outerdocbody IE the name doesnt fit on the screen

  • Test Coverage

  • Show the authors location (When in follow mode) even if the author doesn't type anything (means storing authors last known locations)

Get it done

Contact the developers through github to sponsor development of bugfixes and features