[Originally posted by]: http://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/392/how-to-change-the-cursor-type-and-color
In order to change your cursor or caret, what you want to do is:
Open your .emacs file and this line of code:
(setq-default cursor-type 'bar)
And to change the color:
Of course, you can change
#ffffff to any hexadecimal color.