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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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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Changing the X11 default pointer size

The mechanism for changing the cursor theme has been outlined in answers to other questions such as this one. Moreover, this question contains the procedure that I use. In case you don't want to ...
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How to use custom cursor?

I just switched to ubuntu from Windows and I had made a custom cursor for myself on windows and I'm trying to use that same one on ubuntu. All I can find is something about a cursor theme, but not ...
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How to unhide mouse cursor on Nexus 7?

I am using Synergy to control my Ubuntu on Nexus 7 using my desktop mouse and keyboard. However, the mouse cursor is displayed only if I connect my mouse via USB. What service controls the visibility ...
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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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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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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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(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 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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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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Icon cursor not changing properly

I downloaded the Unity tweak tool in order to change my cursor to the Oxy-zion, which I love. I extracted the Oxy-zion cursor set to the icons folder, and for the most part, it works, except when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get my cursor to move across X displays correctly?

I have a display wall consisting of 18 monitors connected to three ATI Eyefinity 6 6800 cards. I'm using the ATI proprietary drivers and have setup three Eyefinity display clusters of six monitors ...
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ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over

ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over because the touchpad is so large and sensitive and my hands occasionally touch it. Does anyone know how to decrease the sensitivity or even cause the ...
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14.10 High DPI cursor oddities

I've upgraded to 14.10 on my Retina MBP, and I've noticed some weirdness with my cursor display. On any application (firefox, term, etc...) it displays at the correct size. When I hover over any os ...
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Problem with touchpad and mouse cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had this roblem since the beginning of the installation. My mouse cursor moves automatically to the left a little bit after 4 or 5 seconds. Just after ...
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Mouse going crazy randomly

my mouse cursor seems to randomly go crazy when using my touchpad. All of a sudden, it starts to move up and down, faster as it is possible to move it by hand. Sometimes it moves when holding a random ...
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Speed up cursor “grip” speed

I've noticed that when I resize or drag a window across my screen, I need to hold down my trackpad button for a moment before it actually "grips" the window to resize it. If I don't do this, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Mouse cursor getting invisible in ubuntu & blinking as well as

Im using ubuntu 12.10 , facing problem with blinked mouse cursor as well as invisible sometimes. it seems that a veil is present on my screen and the mouse gets hidden behind the veil. help me.
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Lubuntu window borders are gone and mouse cursor is a black X

I was writing a python script to do some basic stuff with Skype. I included in this script a way to remotely reboot the computer. I used it, the computer rebooted as expected, but when it came back ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 > ...