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I've searched everywhere in the system settings but I still can't find it.

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I just found out that dconf has replaced gconf. Are you still looking for a fix? –  Seth Jan 29 '13 at 0:45
I will try that later. –  phillips1012 Jan 29 '13 at 4:29
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NOTE: I found out the Dconf has mostly replaced Gconf. Since using Gconf did't work, I have updated the instructions for Dconf.

You can change the setting in dconf-editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open Dconf and navigate to: org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> peripherals -> mouse then check/uncheck the 'locate pointer' option.

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Didn't work... I have to admit, I did see that on my adventure through every system setting. –  phillips1012 Dec 18 '12 at 3:04
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Its under 'Mouse and Touchpad' in System Settings

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What version of Ubuntu are you using? –  Seth Dec 18 '12 at 2:19
12.10, here is a screenshot: i.imgur.com/nowzZ.png –  phillips1012 Dec 18 '12 at 2:21
Looks like your running Kubuntu. Is that right? –  Seth Dec 18 '12 at 2:23
No, I'm using gnome 3.6 (with a custom theme, obviously). I think I may have discovered the cause, though. I updated to gnome-control-center 3.6, which doesn't have that option. Any workarounds? –  phillips1012 Dec 18 '12 at 2:25
It looks like linuxmint to me...which would make it off-topic –  hbdgaf Dec 18 '12 at 2:27
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