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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My mouse pointer is shredded / chopped up

Yesterday my mouse cursor got into a fight with a terminal cursor and lost. No not really, but suddenly it changed to being chopped up so that parts of it are shifted. It still works, but its ...
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Unable to type in a terminal

When I open a terminal no cursor appears, and no text, I just get a blank black screen. I am able to run commands by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2. I have minimal understanding of typing code etc. (Using ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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How can I change the Gedit keyboard cursor / caret to a block instead of a bar?

The single-pixel-width cursor / caret in Gedit (and other text editor boxes in Ubuntu) is pretty thin and hard to see: I like the block cursor used in the standard terminal, however: Is there a ...
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LOAD data within CURSOR in MYSQL [closed]

I need to make several tables from CSV files, and would really like it if I can do this with a query on MySQL. The current program's general code is this: LOAD DATA LOCAL ...
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My cursor has vanished

I have installed 14.04 on a usb and plugged it in to my Windows XP laptop. The initial purple page is on the screen but I have no cursor and the keys don't work. The computer won't switch off, even if ...
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jumping cursor when using python interpreter in terminal

When I am typing in a long command while using the python interpreter in terminal, the cursor will suddenly jump all the way back to the beginning of the line that was just typed and start ...
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Eye tracking mouse cursor for Ubuntu

Is there any software to control mouse cursor using eye or finger via web camera in ubuntu? Windows has a software called Camera Mouse, that can control your cursor by tracking your eye or finger ...
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Counteract X's -nocursor argument in a running server

I'm starting X on our media centre with the -nocursor argument. The cursor is still there, it's just invisible, which is what I want 99.9% of the time. However recently there have been times where ...
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Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
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How to stop my cursor from shaking?

My cursor has started acting very suspiciously. It is always jiggling and shaking just a little bit. Not enough that it is impossible to use, but just enough that it is very annoying and ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Cursor alignment off in tab menu in browsers, terminal, text editor and thunderbird in 14.04

Having upgraded from Ununtu 13.10 to 14.04, the cursor alignment is off in applications such as Firefox and Chromium (when selecting tabs, address bar, but not in main window), thunderbird (when ...
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Stuck at homescreen after new installation

I have a system with one hdd dedicated to window. I bought a new hdd specifically for ubuntu, a few days back. I created a live usb with ubuntu on it and started the process to install ubuntu on the ...
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Cursor glitch in Xubuntu 14.04

Sometimes my cursor glitches and I don't know how to prevent or correct it. Restarting the X server doesn't correct it. The weirdest thing about this is that it switches between normal and glitched ...
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Need solution for flickering mouse cursor in Ubuntu 14.04.

I made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my lenovo laptop (z570). After successful installation, the mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing. I tried disabling the unknown display in the ...
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I have two cursors on my screen, one of which is always on top and will never move - how do I remove it? [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 First off I'm sorry if the title/context of my post are a little confusing; I'm a tech noob and have just started with Ubuntu after a system crash on my laptop. I got tired of using ...
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Ubuntu Display Problem

When i start the pc it boots fine but then it just shows gray background and nothing else if i move the mouse it shows the cursor on the gray screen also i am able to login into it by typing "Enter ...
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Mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my cursor is disappearing on my laptop (Dell inspiron 5110 with nvidia gforce GPU). I tried several answers, but the problem is not solved. I tried this: Open System ...
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After update to 14.04, ncurses seems to have bugs (cursor still visible in petris)

I just upgraded to 14.04, and wanted to kill time by playing some petris. Then I noticed this: The problem also exists in other terminals. Is there some option I can set to get the terminal to not ...
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Mouse color change and auto selecting the screen location

When placing cursor on the new screen pointer it is automatically selecting that particular screen location, and going orange. How can I take it off. By that while I am in one task it automatically ...
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(14.04) Problem interacting with applications after opening gnome dashboard

Recently I had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04/gnome and I noticed a really annoying problem. When I move my cursor to the top left to open my dashboard, I can click on a window but after it comes to the ...
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Cursor problem - please help!

I changed my cursor but it only appears in Firefox's window. On desktop or anywhere else there is a small red cursor is showing. I cant change, i tried everything. chmod 755 doesn't work neither. ...
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Mouse cursor drift problems 14.04 ubuntu [closed]

I am posting a question to learn if anyone is having similar cursor (mouse cursor) drift problems. I have seen where this can be a problem with Dell laptops and such but I have a Toshiba Tecra m5. I ...
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Cursor won't change in Ubuntu 14.04

I know there was an old bug back during Ubuntu 9.x where the cursor wouldn't change because of compiz. I am now running Ubuntu 14.04 and the bug has now decided to rear its ugly head again. I am using ...
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problems with mouse, mind of its own

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with an Acer Aspire MC605 and the cursor often jumps to the right on its own, freezes or zips around. It's happened with different mouses (USB & regular cable), when I'm ...
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How can I change cursor color in Ubuntu?

How can I set my mouse cursor to be black on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Experience minor graphical issues when I interact with my GUI

I'm completely new to Ubuntu do please bear with me. :) I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on my SSD and it all seemed to go well. During the test when I was running it from my pendrive, ...
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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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No Cursor with Logitech Mouse With Unifying Receiver

Just got Ubuntu 12.04 installed and then did the ~520 updates. Afterwards I did an upgrade to 14.04. Through this process my Logitech Mouse/Keyboard worked. This is a Logitech TV730. After the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer has an invisible cursor

When trying to install Ubuntu via a bootable USB drive, the cursor is missing in the installer. It's there for a few seconds, when loading it. But after that it's gone, I have to click a few buttons ...
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Mouse cursor sometimes is some pixel over its real position

I'm on 14.04 / Unity. I can't say how to replicate or which are contingent conditions, but sometimes my mouse coursor is some pixel upper than its real position, so if I click on an object, probably ...
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Some of my cursor icons are gone

I recently did a full reinstall of ubuntu and then did a reinstall of gnome (useing this guide http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/upgrade-gnome-3-10-ubuntu-13-10) but some of my cursors are missing. ...
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Asus Pro P550ca Trackpad unresponsive, cursor moving leftwards every 20 seconds

Well I have finally decided to start fresh and move from using mac to using Ubuntu and I have bought the following computer to begin my linux journey with: Asus Pro P550CA-XO330D I have successfully ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Can't change cursor theme

I can't change my cursor theme. I downloaded and installed Comixcursor, I have all themes listed in unity tweak tool, but when I select a comix cursor, don't happen anything. Also, when i changed it ...
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Cursor Disappearing After Starting Web Browser [closed]

My Specification Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae VGA Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.org 1.11.3 My /etc/X11/xorg.conf content: ...
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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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Why do i have a small rectangle on the bottom right of my mouse cursor

I am a complete linux noob. I have built a new computer and am really interested in linux and as such have installed ubuntu 13.10 on it to play around with and learn. My new computer is an Asrock ...
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Change mouse speed when modifer key is held

I've actually gotten this usability desire from the Blender3D interface, when manipulating a 3d object with the mouse you can often hold shift (or may be its ctrl) to reduce the mouse movement's ...
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Mouse cursor slow after wake in 14.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04, and I have encountered a small problem. Whenever I wake the system up from suspend, the cursor starts moving very slowly and choppily. Any thoughts? Edit: I ...
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What is the time between blinks of the terminal cursor?

What is the time between blinks of the terminal cursor? Perhaps in terms of seconds.
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Which Ubuntu package contains the default mouse cursor?

Which Ubuntu package installs/uninstalls the default mouse cursor pointer?
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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Mouse cursor flickering solution not working

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and there is a problem with mouse flickering I know that there is a thread with this question Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but once i disable the unknown ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Unstable Touchpad Cursor

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and there is a problem with the touchpad. Whenever I lift my finger from the touchpad or click, the cursor moves a little bit to a random ...
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Flickering cursor with 3 monitor setup

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and for some reason when I have all 3 monitors enabled I get a strange mouse flicker/lag.. but when I disable them and leave one enabled it's all fine. I have 2x ...
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My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors

My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors on every screen update. I jus had a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), and now my screens are properly setup, i noticed that my cursor is ...
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Unable to re-size cursor on 14.04

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I have 3 monitors, 2 externals and a internal. All are 1080p (so the same resolution). I am unable to resize my mouse cursor to be larger. I have ...
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Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but no unknown monitor

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 few days ago. Everything was Ok. But suddenly the mouse cursor has started flickering and disappearing. I have searched through this community and found some solution like ...