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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Kubuntu Cursor Select problem

I have discovered a strange bug with the mouse cursor. The select point on the 'text select' cursor is inaccurate on Kubuntu 16.04. For example if I try to click on text, it will select the text above ...
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Random Mouse Movements Using Ubuntu 15.10

Recently, my mouse cursor has been randomly moving slightly left and right. It happens at random intervals with a different move patterns. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo ThinkServer. I use a ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit: cursor is small thumbnail of doc, system runs slow, frame by frame

I believed I was having an issue with my AMD HD5450 card, replaced driver then system would not proceed beyond Ubuntu splash screen and ended up using dpkg -r fglrx-dev fglrx-amdcccle fglrx System ...
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Ubuntu mouse cursor size

I'm having an annoying problem here, every time I boot system, I have to manually set my cursor size from 24 to 16, I can't seem to find a way to save... make that 16 permanent even after boot, does ...
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The Ubuntu GNOME installer starts, but I can't see my mouse

Just had a question yesterday. On a roll. Anyway. I started the Ubuntu GNOME installer and no mouse appears. The OS (might be!) is frozen. The thing is, when it boots up, I see the mouse for a ...
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Unwanted switching apps

I am getting unwanted switching to other windows when typing on the DELL XPS laptop in Ubuntu 14.04. This can lead to characters getting typed into the wrong files. Sometimes files get saved in ...
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How to edit index.theme? [duplicate]

How do I edit the index.theme file located at /usr/share/icons/default/? It dosen't let me to save when I'm changing it. I want to change the cursor. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Kubuntu 14.04.4 LTS: mouse pointer disapeared

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS since years without this problem. But last week my mouse cursor did disappear while working with the system (when closing some windows and switching between virtual ...
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Cursor size in Ubuntu 14.04 Cinnamon with Hi DPI?

I am using an XPS 13 developer edition with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled and the 4k screen. After installing Cinnamon 2.8 (not Unity), I noticed that the cursor size would not increase by dragging the ...
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Change font and cursor size with custom Xsession

Running 16.04 beta 2. Installed i3 and am using a custom .desktop session: [Desktop Entry] Name=Xsession Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession My ~/.Xsession file starts i3. Fonts in i3 are correct and ...
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Invisible Mouse Cursor on startup on 14.04 [SOLVED]

My mouse cursor won't appear on startup unless I restart lightdm. But when I reboot cursor doesn't appear. I tried the setting below: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...
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control panel, x-shaped cursor, failed update

Today, Ubuntu (13.10 I think) asked whether I'd like to update to the newest version, and I decided to do it. I don't think the installation worked, since a couple of windows popped up saying this or ...
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Gnome 3: How do I get the same mouse cursors in Chrome?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and recently switched to Gnome. It's great but the mouse cursors in Chrome are always different. I'm using google-chrome from the official repo: $ more ...
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the mouse cursur is blinking after I plugged second external screen

I plug my laptop to 2 external display monitors. When the mouse cursor is placed in the first one, everything's fine, but when I move the cursor to the second screen it starts blinking while the rest ...
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Pointer Snaps to Bottom of Screen when using Touchpad

So I've been looking at some of the other questions asked here regarding cursors jumping when the touchpad is clicked and it doesn't seem that I'm having the same issue as them. I believe my issue has ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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Mouse cursor restarts after reboot

I changed my mouse theme by several ways (like Unity Tweaks, the index file and dconf editor) but everytime I reboot my computer I need to run the "restart" command for the cursor theme to display ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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Cursor moving by itsef

I have had this issue since several distributions back, but never found anything helpful, the cursor of my laptop moves itself to the down left or right corner for several seconds or minutes when I ...
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Discrepancy between visual cursor and actual cursor position while using dual monitors

I've been trying to set up dual monitors for a while now, and haven't been able to get it to work because of this issue. I was able to get it to work fine earlier today, but the issue returned later ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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How to adjust cursor size in Ubuntu/Chromium?

How to adjust cursor size in the Ubuntu/Chromium? I have installed this on an aging Acer One netbook. I had replaced the original Windows XP with Ubuntu 14 but due to the size of this little ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cursor movement causing system freeze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bErJlUSwyvc It happens while moving the cursor repeatingly on the left hand side of the screen.
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When login into 15.10 sometimes my cursor is invisible?

After turning on my laptop I will login and have no cursor. There will be an Error message telling me Ubuntu has experienced an internal error. However when I hit continue my cursor will reappear. ...
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Invisible cursor in Ubuntu 15.10 and other versions

I installed 15.10 recently and found invisible cursor problem as reported by many other users. I started to seek for causes and solutions for this problem but tried nothing yet. It is interesting ...
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Invisibile cursor

This happens only when restarting with dual monitors. Have to remove the display cable from pc when restarting and replugging afterwards. Same situation with ubuntu, xubuntu, lxde sessions. Anyone has ...
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Mouse cursor keeps swapping back and forth, how do I fix?

This is in Gnome, which uses the Adwaita cursor theme on default. I don't particularly care for Adwaita so I replaced with Dmz-white, which is now currently on default. However the mouse will swap ...
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How to fix mouse cursor

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu, proud user though. The cursor is just fine with just my main display active, however I noticed, when I connect my external display to my laptop, the cursor blinks when it ...
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Weird Firefox behavior, treating clicked links as if they were grabbed images

Lately in Firefox on 15.04 (fully updated), I've been noting a really irritating behavior. I do a Google search for something (for example; the bug isn't limited to Google results) and then click on a ...
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What mouse cursors do I need for a theme?

I'm working a cursor theme and there seem to be a few names I'm missing. Some things like the link pointer and the question pointer, but sometimes these pointers do not get used. For the link I have: ...
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How can I change the cursor in vim depending if I'm in insert mode or normal mode?

I'm used to working on GVim, but I want to make most of vim+tmux too. Therefore I have decided to switch to vim. But in vim the cursor style does not change depending on the mode. I use zsh and ...
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Cursor theme changes to default after re-login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, I changed my cursor theme to dmz-black then restarted. It worked, but when I just logout and login cursor theme has changed to default (dmz-white) yet dmz-black theme is ...
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Mouse cursor disappears sometimes in 15.04

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 15.04, I sometimes face a situation where the cursor disappears, leaving me to keyboard shortcuts. Note: The cursor becomes invisible. The mouse is still functional ...
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Cursor lag in Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Wine 1.6 on my Dell D650 laptop with the intention of running Empire Earth Gold (the first edition). It starts up fine and can open the start up menu, but the cursor lags, ...
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How to Enlarge my Cursor [duplicate]

How can I make the cursor larger? The Unity Tweak Tool just doesn't make any significant difference in size. I've tried with no luck. Present cursor just under 1/8 of an inch. I'm using two System ...
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xrandr causing various cursor problems

I am using ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina screen) and I am having to use xrandr to scale the HDMI output so that everything on my (normal DPI) 1080p external monitor isn't ridiculously ...
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How to interact with window behind gnome-terminal on shortcut key press?

I often use Terminal to write code in vim, and as my Terminal is see-through I am able to see what it behind it, so if I have a manual behind it in a browser window or something like that, then I can ...
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(Mac) Kubuntu Cursor Hangs

I Am Running Kubuntu On My Macbook Pro 2008 And Every Once In A While The Cursor Wont Move But I Can Click And Use Keyboard Shortcuts
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Cursor randomly jumps around

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 (and also dropped some chocolate cake into my computer) I have noticed the cursor randomly jumping around ...
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Blinking cursors, black screen when shutting down or restarting 14.04

When shutting down or restarting my ASUS Zenbook UX305FA running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I receive the following: 3 white blinking cursors, moving up through the screen when shutting down. 1 white ...
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Mouse flickering after fresh install

I'm having quite an annoying problem. Just this morning I installed Ubuntu (alongside windows) and I immediately noticed that my cursor is flickering. I searched through askubuntu.com and I found that ...
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Dissapeared cursor after install Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop, all worked correctly. After installation of needed software I made reboot and received message "The system is running in low-graphics mode” and black ...
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can't change cursor size

My cursor seems too small to me (due to 4k screen), i want to make it bigger, i've tried using dconf-editor(org.gnome.desktop.interface-cursor size) and unity-tweak-tool(larger option) none of them ...
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Mouse pointer settings reverting after every second restart

I get this intermittent problem I cannot understand why. First my cursor visually disappeared. It is there and I can use it as usual, only I cannot see it. To solve that I found this thread. It is ...
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How can I change my cursor to a .cur file cursor?

I have downloaded a cursor of the .cur file type and I want to use it on the latest version of Ubuntu. How would I go about doing this?
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Change I-beam cursor to only 1px like on Windows

How to change the current 3 px wide I-beam (select-text) cursor to only 1 px wide like on Windows. I am using Unity as my DE fro Ubuntu 15, if that helps. As far as I know Chrome OS and Chromium ...
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Change Mouse Pointer (Size) in Ubuntu 15.04

I need a bigger mouse pointer. The mouse pointer has a good size on the login screen, but after I log in, it's too small (due to high display resolution). The approaches for previous versions of ...
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Cursor Unwanted Behaviour

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer laptop. The cursor often unwantedly moves and jumps to different locations, drags and drops items, or randomly clicks on things. Could anyone suggest a ...
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What's wrong with my cursor?

Im new to ubuntu , I come from windows , so I don't know if this is normal or not. When I try to click things , it doesn't work. To click things I have to open the start menu and then click in the ...