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Kubuntu 12.04 comes with unclutter which causes the mouse cursor (pointer) to disappear after 1 second of being stationary. I find this most annoying. Where can I change the idle time setting and other settings Kubuntu specifies for unclutter?

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The package unclutter : http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/unclutter is not part of the kubuntu-desktop : http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/kubuntu-desktop.

That is, at here, with the new Kubuntu 12.04 beta installation:

:~$ unclutter

The program 'unclutter' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install unclutter

Unclutter

Q:

I have seen gives me any clue as to where unclutter puts the config file. That's my question, basically. Where is the config file?

A: Installing the unclutter and looking what the package is installing:

dpkg -L unclutter

The output - you could use the Muon or the Synaptic to show this :

/etc/X11/Xsession.d/90unclutter
/usr/share/doc/unclutter/copyright
/usr/share/doc/unclutter/README
/usr/share/doc/unclutter/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/unclutter.1.gz
/usr/bin/unclutter

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-> The /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90unclutter :

# /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90unclutter
# This file is sourced by Xsession(5), not executed.

if [ -e /etc/default/unclutter ]
then
        . /etc/default/unclutter
fi

if [ -x /usr/bin/unclutter ] && [ "${START_UNCLUTTER}" = "true" ]
then
        /usr/bin/unclutter ${EXTRA_OPTS} &
fi

--> The /etc/default/unclutter :

# /etc/default/unclutter - configuration file for unclutter

# Set this option to 'true' if you want to start unclutter
# automagically after X has been started for a user.
# Otherwise, set it to 'false'.
START_UNCLUTTER="true"

# Options passed to unclutter, see 'man unclutter' for details.
EXTRA_OPTS="-idle 1 -root"

---> The configuration file is the /etc/default/unclutter.

Purging the unclutter...

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Unclutter was installed by default on my install of Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1. I used the Alt installer. I looked at the man page before posting my question. Unfortunately, nothing I have seen gives me any clue as to where unclutter puts the config file. That's my question, basically. Where is the config file? –  MountainX Mar 14 '12 at 2:41
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Unclutter is currently a dependency on kubuntu-full, not kubuntu-desktop, so it does get installed by default if you want the full Kubuntu experience and install that package. I think this dependency should be removed.

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Thank you. That explains it. I had installed kubuntu-full without realizing all the consequences of it. –  MountainX Apr 24 '12 at 17:48
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