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I'm having serious problems with ubuntu 11.10 i actually reinstalled it for 3 times because it keeps bugging at the start screen However now it is working i'm encountering a problem with the mouse pointer size wich gets bigger a lot in firefox like in this screen :

And when i'm on the desktop it gets this size :

Thanks a lot i really don't know what i should do :)

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What are your computer specs? And I'm assuming everything is set to default and this is a fresh install. – bntser Nov 23 '11 at 0:18
i see the same cursor with the same size in both images. – Micro Nov 30 '11 at 3:04
do you have any firefox add ons / extensions installed? – greg Nov 30 '11 at 5:05
@Micro — I thought as much too, so I checked with GIMP and yep, same size! – detly Nov 30 '11 at 5:18

Those mouse pointers are exactly the same size. Measuring both cursor dimensions in GIMP shows that they are both 25px wide and 39px high (depending on where you take the threshold of the border blur, of course, but it's still consistent). It only looks smaller on the desktop because the black border of the pointer is not visually distinct against the dark desktop background.

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