Recently when working in Sublime Text Editor I’ve noticed that my caret changed from it’s usual look and feel to something that was extra wide and extra tall!

Sublime Caret Random Size

This didn’t bother me too much until it started covering up brackets or quotes under the extra width of the caret. I’m not sure why this happens but after a long search I was finally able to fix it:

Under “Preferences” > “Settings User” just add this:

"caret_extra_bottom": 0,
"caret_extra_top": 0,
"caret_extra_width": 0

That’s all it takes to get your original caret back.
This fix comes from this forum entry.

Want to learn other cool Sublime Text tweaks? Checkout this blog post: 5 great visual tweaks for Sublime Text