It took some getting used to. When I was using Pages and Word, I would sometimes get lost and had to find my cursor and where I was typing. I might also get distracted and get out of my seat to do something else. When I return back to my computer, I would lose track of the current line.
I go to View > Typewriter Mode > Enable to turn on Typewriter mode. Then I select View > Fixed Scrolling > Centered. This allows me to always make sure the text cursor is always in the middle of the window. I know I can just focus on the center of my window. I hate hunting around looking for my text cursor.
I can also select View > Typewriter Mode > Mark Current Line lets me see the current line. It shades the current line to make it visually easier to see it.
This is a screenshot of my Big Rocks post:
It’s a little hard to see in this screenshot but the current line is a slight shade of gray here.
I I move my text cursor up or down or scroll up or down the window, the text cursor always stays on the center line. It’s consistent and I never have to hunt for that blinking text cursor.
If I type text, I can see the text above and the text below the current line (centered). Sometimes I need context when I am writing a long article. I don’t want to repeat myself in the previous paragraph or next paragraph. So it helps to see the text before and after the current line.
If I didn’t have Typewriter mode on, I would have to use my trackpad and two finger scroll up or down to make sure I can see the surrounding text.
The key visual indicator is the Mark current line feature. I always knows where my text cursor is. I no longer have to hunt for it.