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I've reinstalled 12.04* and now when I click or scroll: the pointer disappears. It still functions perfectly though.

*My DVD drive doesn't work and my machine can't boot from USB so I actually took out the hard drive and reinstalled using another machine (including different mouse etc) so maybe it is related to that?

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closed as off-topic by Braiam, Olli, belacqua, Mitch, Mahesh Feb 23 '14 at 10:59

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Are you able to reproduce this? –  Braiam Feb 20 '14 at 3:12

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I found a solution for me. So I share....

I see that my disappearing pointer starts when the pointer changes to "watch" pointer (the one like a moving wheel).

I overwrite the "moving wheel" pointer with the standard arrow one and it seems is not happening again.

$ sudo cp /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors/arrow /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors/watch
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It used to be a package called "unclutter" that caused this obnoxious behaviour. They've managed to force it upon us once again. I'll post back when (if) I find a fix for this. (edit: somehow my clipboard content got added to the end of my post sans middle click.)

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I found this here: omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/… so I wrote in the terminal: sudo apt-get remove unclutter It removed the package, but the mouse pointer is still disappearing :( –  Heaphy Nov 5 '12 at 11:25

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