A cursor is an arrow shown on the screen (a.k.a. a pointer) to represent where the mouse is, or a flashing horizontal line in a terminal or textbox indicating where text will be inserted during typing.

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Crazy Haunted Cursor [on hold]

To begin with, I originally was using windows OS which came preinstalled on my laptop. While using windows my cursor began moving on its own and making it impossible to use the laptop. After using ...
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How do I get my touchapd to work properly?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop and right click does not work, I have to click hard, and I can't scroll, drag items, or highlight text by holding my pointer finger on the left button and using my ...
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Any nice, animated mouse cursor themes?

Title says it all really, looking for some cursor themes with animation, any recommendations ? 14.04.2 with Unity
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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How to disable mouse cursor autohide

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Suddenly it my mouse cursor is only visible when I move it. Can someone help me with a way to make it always stay visible. It appears that somehow a mouse cursor autohide ...
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How to stop the double cursor from appearing?

The mouse cursor when I try to move something dragging and dropping it it may split into two cursors or it may be one cursor with two arrows! I can't take a screenshot .. I'm able to make it ...
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problem with my mouse cursor in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my mouse cursor sometime is flickering and disappears. I'm using the laptop's mousepad.
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Mouse cursor flicker on Dual Monitor set up

Im a pretty casual user coming over from Windows and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is going great, and I'm excited to learn my way around linux. However I have encountered one problem ...
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My cursor is changing it's size when it's over Ubuntu UI

I have two displays: One on my laptop: 15 inch 4K One connected by HDMI: 27 inch Full HD I keep my laptop cover closed, and I'm using only HDMI connected monitor, Full HD. My problem is, no matter ...
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Mouse cursor issue

I'm having a weird problem since upgrading to 15.04. After my computer has been on for a while (usually just with Chrome open), the mouse cursor changes to the hand-grab cursor when right-clicked. ...
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Cursor blinking problem

There is cursor continuously blinking and right click does not work in my dell inspiron 3000 series laptop while I installed Ubuntu 12.04. How do I fix it?
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How can I make my trackpoint even more sensitive, so it moves faster with a light touch?

I already have my trackpoint set to maximum sensitivity via this method. I still find that I want it to be more sensitive, ie, that it will move quicker when I lightly push it. How can I ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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Screen flickers while booting and mouse invisible

I am new to Ubuntu, and I just installed it on my machine, a few days later, the screen now flickers (when the computer is starting up), and now the cursor is gone. I have searched for solutions ...
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Sometimes the cursor is invisible,but it still operates

Sometimes this happens,when I boot into ubuntu,the logon screen has no cursor,but when i move it,it still operates,i log in,and it is still invisible. If I log out,then log back i,the cursor ...
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cursor jump to mouse pointer location

as i type, the cursor jump to some other location normally towards mouse pointer location . it also select lot of words at once and deletes. dell team has given a software to windows and windows7 ...
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Blank windows after install ubuntu (dual boot)

My name is James and I am having a terrific struggle at the moment. I have been searching for hours for a solution, but none fits my problem. I hope you can help me out! I have been trying to install ...
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Enable visible mouse cursor in Ubuntu Touch

I am running a new nexus 7 with Ubuntu Touch (3.4.0-4) installed. I have plugged a mouse into the usb slot, and the device receives input (randomly clicking and dragging works) but the mouse cursor is ...
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Which Linux Cursor Theme is this?

I've spent more time than I'd like to admit, trying to find what cursor theme this is. A couple of days back, was editing index.theme inside /usr/share/icons by following a guide online. Suddenly, ...
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Mouse cursor disappears in Kubuntu 15.04

Recently I installed Kubuntu 15.04 and found that when I'm using Nvidia drivers mouse cursor disappears when I move it to top of the display. It is few pixels "invisible" gap on top. Every other side ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after 15.04 update

My mouse pointer became invisible after some updates after I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10. In all standard settings the mouse pointer is activated (system settings, dconf...) I also tried different ...
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Cursor flickering and disappearing with dual-screen setup

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 under unity and set up a dual screen. For the two screens I'm using my GTX 760 using Nouveau drivers (I couldn't use nvidia's because they were not working, but ...
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Laptop cursor flicker when docked and connected with 2nd display

new to Ubuntu here. I made my Dell Precision M4700 Dual bootable between windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive. So far everything works wonderfully, except ...
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after installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same

After installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same. Same tick icon appears for all activities. I have searched the web but no good. Can anybody help? TIA!
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Ubuntu Phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5) with mouse - How to make mouse coursor visible?

When I connect a USB mouse to my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, I can do different actions, with a non visible mouse cursor. Is it possible to make the mouse cursor visible? I installed a terminal ...
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Cursor moving oddly on link hover style

When I move my mouse cursor over a hyperlink and it changes to the hand symbol, it also moves to the side. Here's a phone video of the problem, as screen capture would not be able to show it. ...
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Imprint of the cursor sticks at the center of my screen on 14.04 after unlocking the screen

After logging out and in (using ctrl+alt+L) there is a cursor which is frozen in the middle of the screen. The other cursor works fine, but the frozen one is quite annoying. It disappears when I turn ...
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I had Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to update to 14.10 and I get a black screen with blinking cursor

I went to update my Ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 . I got a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner, while updating my computer turned off, every time i boot Ubuntu i get the ...
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Invisible cursor over panel in Gnome 3.14

I just installed Gnome 3.14 from PPA under Ubuntu 14.10 and, upon rebooting, the mouse cursor only shows over applications. Moving the mouse over the gnome panel hides the cursor. Same thing when ...
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Random cursor movement

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. After a while I realized my touch pad is not working (I normally use my mouse) and my cursor disappears and appears just a little to the left once every few ...
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Mypaint causes cursor to change

I have recently fell in love with the painting software Mypaint, but I have run into a rather annoying problem. whenever I begin to use a larger brush, and the circle cursor becomes as big as a dime ...
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Fickering and Dissapearing Cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 release, and I am having a problem with the cursor flickering and disappearing. I was looking elsewhere in this forum, and I saw that I have to disable the unknown ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 at dell vostro 3460 psmouse lost synchronization

after upgrading from Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I have problem with freezing cursor. Does not mater if I use mouse or touch pad. dmesg: [ 686.246553] psmouse serio1: GlidePoint at isa0060/serio1/input0 ...
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the cursor is missing when using enlightenment with X in the arch arm64

recently I am trying to setup the ubuntu image (13.10 or 14.04) based on arm64 (not amd64!) however, when I install and compile all the related components, the cursor disappeared after X start ...
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Mousepad doesnt move cursor at all

when i use my mouse-pad it doesn't move the cursor at all , it can do gestures and left and right click but it doesn't move the cursor . Ubuntu 14.04 "Asus" laptop
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Cursor disappears intermittently, always after opening System Settings [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked, I admit. I have just done a fresh, new install of ALWAYS disappears when I open System Settings.
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What app or extension do I need to open a Windows cursor - .cur - file?

I have created a .cur file using an online image editing tool, but I can't open it. Gnome Image Viewer seems to lack some extension that is supposed to allow me to see .cur files. But after doing its ...
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Seeing two mouse cursors

So, I was trying to drag and drop an image, but for reason I am now stuck with two mouse cursors for some reason (not to mention the image itself is hanging around). image to explain (photo cause the ...
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Where is the Ubuntu cursor, in the source code?

I'm trying (and failing) to sift through the source, attempting to find the image file(s) for the default cursor. Does anyone know where this is?
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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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Spinning circle cursor Lubuntu

I changed from Linux Mint to Lubuntu and I am disappointed that cursor doesn't change to spinning circle when application is launching. I don't know if I clicked it or not. In my cursor theme there ...
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grub cursor position

after an incident that happened years ago caused by tee, my "down" button didn't work anymore. Now I want to set my cursor position in to the bottom. My Aim is that I can use the up button to choose ...
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How do I fix my cursor working very slow for typing?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and my cursor works very slow. Even if I type something, the text will appear after 2 minutes on the screen. Please help me out with this problem as soon as possible.
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Mouse cursor flickers and disappears, unknown display in display settings

I've just installed Ubuntu using the most recent ISO from online onto my desktop Computer. I have an AMD Radeon 6770 Graphics Card. The cursor keeps flickering and disappearing on the screen. I also ...
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changing the cursor size in ubuntu 14

I have difficulties seeing, so i try to change my cursor with the info on Ubuntu 11, 12 but nothing works. I have found no one on this internet with my problem. I run Ubuntu 14 and gnome 3.9, i have ...
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How can I permanently set cursor speed in GNOME 3?

I've been using the following command to set my mouse cursor speed; however, upon restart, it just goes back to the default speed. How can I make my adjustment permanent? TIA! xinput set-prop 9 258 ...
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Cursor theme won't change in Ubuntu 14.04 for me

I can't figure out how to change this stupid black cursor into the theme I've downloaded. It shows up in Ubuntu Tweak, but selecting it does absolutely nothing. What should I do?