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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Cursor moves randomly

I noticed that after a 1-hour (or longer) session, if I lock/suspend my laptop, when I start that session again, my cursor moves randomly and sometimes clicks as well. This does not happen on Windows ...
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13.04 flickering mouse pointer

i'm running 13.04 on my laptop. my laptop has a tendency to run really hot - to the point of thermal shutdowns if left unattended for a long period of time. i don't know if that's relevant. the mouse ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cursor gone after hibernate in 12.04

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04, and one of the more annoying glitches I find is that when I hibernate (by closing the lid) and then resume (by opening the lid), I see the cursor blink by, but ...
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How do I convert .ani file into Ubuntu native extension?

I have a cursor pack for Windows which I would like to use with Ubuntu. But I see the Cursor directory of Ubuntu has extensionless files. Can I convert .ani animations to Ubuntu native cursors?
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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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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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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 > ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cursor (touchpad) moves and clicks erratically

Sometimes (usually after two-finger scrolling) the touchpad on my Asus X54C becomes unresponsive and the cursor begins to click and move small distances. Clicking seems to happen more often than ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to use my mouse size/theme settings everywhere?

I'm really enjoying Xubunut, except for one thing - the only time it obeys my mouse size/theme settings is when I'm not in a system tool or application. By default, the mouse cursor size is pretty ...
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After upgrade 13.10 edge between screens is solid, not sticky

I just upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04. I'm using the open source drivers. I have an old 1600 x 1200 CRT screen and 1280 x 1024 LCD screen attached. This used to work without problems on 13.04. I ...
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How do I programmatically change user's default appearance settings in KDE?

I have changed my window decoration + cursor theme in kubuntu for one user. I was wondering how I would make it the default window decoration + cursor theme for new users. I tried copying ~/.kde ...
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Another blinking cursor issue… And no hope

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for the last 3 days and went through dozens of topics but nothing works for me, so this thread is my last hope. I have a laptop Tohshiba Satellite A215. Few months ...
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Nano Cursor Appearance

I'm using nano on a Raspberry Pi. The cursor was a green box before and I've somehow changed it to a blinking line. How do I change it back to a green box?
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Cursor blinking and disappear

I'm using 13.10 and the cursor is blinking a lot and disappear in the main window (i.e Firefox), but it works. I can click and all it should do. Its worst right after start-up, then after a while it ...
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Cursor not moving with touchpad

I Loaded ubuntu 12.05 LTS on DELL inspiron N5110. A few days at worked fine. All of a sudden cursor stopped moving after logging to my account. It works fine before login and in guest login
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Cursor is a dot when establish connection via xrdp

Hi i have an Xrdp server running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . A proper connection is established and i can access my screen remotely the only shortcoming i have is my cursor appears as a Dot on remote screen ...
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No Mouse Pointer when using a touch screen

(Into) Good day every one. I have been trying for the past 7 days to make my pointer appear with a touchscreen. (I almost hate asking after working with Ubuntu for 8 years, boy those late nights.) In ...
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Cursor teleporting, problems pointing, scroll erratic — how do I know if it's a hardware or software problem?

My cursor has become really unwieldy. I have trouble with precise movements, or even just clicking the right word. Scroll (I use the traditional edge scroll) seems completely random at times, or I'm ...
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Is there any way to decrease the speed of the joystick cursor?

I'm using my joystick as the mouse (xserver-xorg-input-joystick), but having trouble with the speed of the cursor. Is there any way to decrease the speed of the joystick cursor? Please help.
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How can I turn off Unity cursor grabbing temporarily?

Say I run an application in wine, and I must ensure that Unity doesn't grab the cursor or block the cursor from moving further left. I am using auto-hide to recover some screen real-estate. How ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 cursor jumps around and GRUB doesn't show up

Finally won the battle against windows 8 (sort of), however while in ubuntu my cursor jumps randoml all over the screen. I tried to apply this fix I found online: sudo apt-add-repository ...
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How can show only a single cursor in Remmina RDP window?

I am using Remmina to run an RDP session to a Windows machine. When I click around in the Remmina window, I have two cursors visible - the Ubuntu system cursor, and the remote Windows cursor. Their ...
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Move/Arrow keys not working in fresh install of python 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed python3.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 by doing: sudo mkdir -p /opt/python3.3.2 tar xJf Python-3.3.2.tar.xz cd Python-3.3.2 ./configure --prefix=/opt/python3.3 make make test sudo make altinstall ...
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Mouse cursor keeps hiding and freezing

I've finnally managed to install ubuntu on my new laptop, darn "Secure Boot"! I'm getting a really annoying problem: If I don't use to mouse cursor for a few seconds, it dissapears, and when I try to ...