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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How to change default X mouse cursor form black X to arrow?

I'm using X in ubuntu 12.04.2 server without any DM for safety purpose, and everything works well except the cursor shape. It's a black X now and sudo dpkg-reconfigure doesn't work due to no DM. How ...
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Cursor became cross-mark

Suddenly my cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has become a cross mark in gnome-desktop. I've just installed oneko. Does this have something to do with the cursor?
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mouse cursor blink on 14.04 live on cool drive

I make my cool drive boot able and I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my cool drive but my mouse cursor blinks? even I do not run any heavy process. what is the problem? Bye the way I do not have black screen . ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no cursor after fresh instalation

So I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6-3160sp. The problem is that after the booting to ubuntu the mouse/cursor simply vanishes, and also if I try like right ...
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Problem at Installing, Black Screen [duplicate]

Im new to ubuntu, and never have install it in any computer. Could someone help me with this problem. I downloaded Lubuntu 13.10 today and burn the iso to a cd. Now, I want to install it to an old ...
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Can I reset the cursor?

One of Inkscape's bugs is that whenever I use it, it turns the mouse cursor (some people call it a "pointer") into this shape: ... and then it never turns back into an arrow or any other shape. It ...
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Problem with mouse

I am currently using Kubuntu 13.10 on laptop and I am observing strange mouse behavior. I can manage system using keyboard and can move cursor but when I try to click it seems that nothing happens. ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Desktop is missing mouse pointer on (secondary?) Display

After a standard install of Xubuntu 13.10 Blank I encountered an almost normal looking desktop, yet the mouse pointer was invisible but fully functional. Since I was trying out different display ...
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Cursors storage location in Ubuntu

Where are cursor files (.cur, .ani) as in Windows stored in Ubuntu. I want to use the Ubuntu cursors in Windows. Can I do that?
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1 mouse multi cursor same desktop

I'm wondering if there is a software or a way (maybe virtual machine) to have 1 mouse device and maybe 10 or more virtual cursor at the same desktop that can be activated at once (by pushing down Caps ...
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Cursor blinking with DisplayLink

I just got my DisplayLink monitor (Lenovo LT1421) running on my Ubuntu 13.10 Laptop. With the help of some really helpful tutorials from archlinux (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164385) I ...
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Crosshair as standard mouse pointer. But how?

All I want is to change the default mouse cursor (the upward pointing arrow) into a crosshair. I don't need instructions on how to download a cursor theme, I just want a crosshair as the standard ...
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Same problem, cursor freezing

my cursor freezes and the screen then disappears and comes back on especially when I move the cursor to the sidebar
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Just received an error message in terminal

My mouse has just stopped working - left click, right click, scroll - on the Ubuntu Desktop. I clicked inside CCSM and the code below popped up in my terminal: ...
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Making a custom mouse cursor in ubuntu 12.04

I have done some customization to my desktop but I am really stumped on trying to figure out how to make my own mouse cursor by taking a png and editing it and then making it an x11 file. I have ...
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Can't see cursor in 13.10

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't see the cursor. Can anybody help me? I'm a total newbie in the whole Linux thing and I would like some help.
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Is there a way to get bouncy cursor using Unity?

I have just realized that compiz doesn't have the option for a bouncing cursor (a cursor that will bounce whenever you access an application, like a busy cursor) as KDE does it. Is there a way to ...
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No cursor in login screen - Ubuntu 13.10

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu on my family's laptop, the login screen doesn't display the cursor. The same problem happened in the user profiles, but I was able to remedy this with: gsettings set ...
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After ubuntu upgrade the cursor of the mouse is no more displayed

I have just upgraded ubuntu and restarted. The problem is that when ubuntu started the cursor was no more displayed. I know that it is there because when I pass over a link it is underlined or when I ...
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Mouse disappearing (problems with Display)

Since I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the mouse pointer disappear (not blink, really disappear). I can still move, click normally, but the cursor doesn't appear. Everytime this happens, on the Settings > ...
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My mouse has disappeared!

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 a couple of weeks ago. Until today there hasn't been any problems. After I finished a routine software update, and restarted my laptop I found that my mouse has vanished. I ...
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Blank screen, cursor blinking on boot after install disruption

I finished building a computer and started installing ubuntu when the power went out. Now, whenever I try to boot, absolutely nothing gets displayed except a black screen with a single blinking cursor ...
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Mouse cursor dissappearing/flickering when not moving (Xubuntu 12.04 / xfce 4.10)

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 on ThinkPad E540. When freshly booted, the mouse cursor works for about few minutes, then it starts to flicker and finally completely disappears, when not ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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13.10 Cursor disappears on Asus X200CA w/ Touch screen

I installed 13.10 on this Asus X200CA-CT156H 11" laptop with Touchscreen. A version of this model without the touchscreen is sold with Ubuntu but this one was with Win 8. I get random cursor ...
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Why do I have (and how do I fix) this jagged, pixelated mouse cursor?

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 and the system uses this awful, pixelated cursor. At first, I thought it was a minor glitch in the installer. It's actually a problem that persisted into the installed ...
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Touchpad disabled and cursor invisible with touchscreen laptop on 13.10

I have an ASUS S400C running Ubuntu 13.10. After shutting down overnight and restarting this morning, I noticed there was no visible mouse cursor and trackpad events were not firing - no left or right ...
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Mouse cursor flickering with ubuntu 13.10

I read about this problem and the solution is "System Settings > Displays. In the Displays window, you will see an Unknown monitor. Click it and disable it." but there is no "Unknown monitor" for me ! ...
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How do I apply a cursor theme in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I found a cursor theme that I really like however, when I use the GNOME tweak tool to apply it it doesn’t change but when I open a program like Firefox its there but not ...
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Touchpad problem and cursor vibrating continuously in Lenovo Z570 laptop

I am using a Lenovo Z570 model. I have installed Ubuntu through USB stick by making it bootable but now I have problem with the touchpad and my cursor is vibrating continuously.
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How to Change cursor in Wine?

My Current Cursor in Wine is Human(Ubuntu), and I want to change it to Adwaita, so how to do that? it seems crazy when I see the cursor changes when I switch to wine. Sorry I'm Newbie in this Asking ...
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How do I disable cursor shadow?

Is it possible to disable the cursor shadow in Ubuntu 13.10? The shadow is ruining my cursor theme's glow effect.
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Black Screen, blinking cursor

On Wednesday the 11th, I shut down via the shut down option, on my laptop as I use it for work purposes, and left for the day. I went to turn on the laptop that Thursday morning, to see that upon ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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Official Ubuntu Mouse Cursor theme?

I would be more than happy to know if there's any work-in-progress ongoing to create a fresh official cursor theme for Ubuntu. A lot of work is dedicated to design in terms of a new icon-set proposed ...
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I can't see my cursor after Partial Upgrade

So, I had installed a newer version of Gedit and Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 13.10. Then, I rebooted, and it asked me to do a partial upgrade. So, I said yes and let it do its thing. I watched what it was ...
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Missing cursor in ubuntu 1

I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to install NVidia drivers. I had few issues so I have chosen the way of X server settings. But again, some problems 'cause the conflict between Niveau and Nvidia ...
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Windows cursor for 12.04

I am looking for a cursor that is similar to that for Windows 7. Really I don't mind the default one but the 'hand' with the pointing finger is annoying me. Is there a simple way to get rid of the ...
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How can I fix not being able to click on anything?

I booted up my computer today, and after logging in, I can move the cursor, but I can't click on anything. I've tried the laptop's internal touchpad and two external mice. None of them work. If it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no boot

I am trying to in install Ubuntu as a clean install with no other OS. Whenever I choose my HDD it appears it is choosing to install the mbr to another HDD. I am going to unplug all other HDDs, but ...
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Touchpad pointer lags / hangs / jumps

I have HP Mini 210 and I tried to install Ubuntu, Xubuntu and even Lubuntu. But the problem is the same: when moving the cursor I see lags between cursor's previous position and current and sometimes ...
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Cursor disapearing (touch laptop) 13.10

I use a touch laptop ad have been wondering i there where perhaps any more elaborate answers to the disappearing cursor in 13.10. when using the touch screen on my laptop the cursor will disappear ...
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Blinking Cursor Instead of Booting

I'm posting here as my last resort. I did an extensive google search with no results whatsoever. I have a laptop with Phoenix BIOS aged 5-6 years old. I was running Windows 7 and then 8.1 fine until ...
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Opening cursor files in a graphics editor?

I'm looking at /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors, and there is: $ tree -s /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/ /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/ ├── [ 4096] cursors │   ├── [ 14] ...
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How can I use my keyboard as a mouse?

I'm using my keyboard more and more these days for basic command line stuff, vim editing, alt-tab window switching and the like. Q) How can I use my number pad keys to move the cursor around on the ...
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eclipse hides/blocks text near cursor

I am having ubuntu 13.04 64 bit and eclipse. when i try to click on the editor(any editor, java or xml), eclipse blocks/hides the text near the cursor. let me explain with the pictures. below is ...
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Change mouse cursor while app is loading

How can I change the mouse cursor while an app is loading? In Windows a clock or timer appears while you wait until the software you execute launches. I wish I had something like that. Thanks in ...
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Mouse cursor disappearing at every second boot Ubuntu 13.10

Since I installed Ubuntu 13.10 my mouse cursor has been disappearing every second time i boot Ubuntu 13.10. So the way I solve it is by restarting Ubuntu, and the mouse cursor will become visible ...