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 mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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Mouse pointer visible in tty

I have a strange bug whenever I open up a tty terminal. A mouse pointer is always visible somewhere towards the lower left corner of my screen. I want to get rid of it because it starts to get ...
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After reboot cursor becomes a black cross

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart the cursor becomes an ugly black cross and won't open any files or folders etc until I right click on the menu bar at the top of my desktop, then everything ...
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? ...
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Dual monitor mouse flicking

i have typical problem with ubuntu. My linux detects 2 monitors and my cursor is blinking. I can switch off one of false monitors and everything returns to normal. But after restart or if i plug in ...
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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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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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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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A cursor track left on the screen

When I move mouse, there will be a cursor track left on the screen, shown in figure. How can I fix it? The figure link is here
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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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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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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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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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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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geany: on new line, ignores indentation

I have a problem with geany when I press enter to start a new line (I am programming with python): if res[index][0]==0: temp=0 | (The "|" indicates the postition of the cursor). When I press ...
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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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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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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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My cursor is blinking and the style of everything is cycling

When I boot into Ubuntu, the cursor blinks and the style of everything cycles through three different things. For example, fonts on all the dialogue boxes change, the colors of the tile bars change, ...
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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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Cursor theme does not change in Ubuntu 14.10

Maybe it's my fault, I don't remember. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 I tried to change cursor theme with Unity-tweak-tool. Think there was a big shadow so I tried to chose another theme. It does not ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 off a Live USB causes black screen [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a USB stick fails to boot and instead shows a black screen. The computer is a Packard Bell iMedia MC-2569 with a SPARKLE GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GPU, an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ ...
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How to take a screenshot with the actual pointer icon?

Normal keyboard shortcuts for screenshots like Ctrl+Print_Screen do not include the pointer in the image at all. Special applications like Take Screenshot may offer an effect option to include the ...
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My default mouse cursor doesn't change, no matter which theme I use

If I open gnome-tweak-tool, go to the Theme section and choose the DMZ-Black cursor theme, my default cursor stays exactly the same. However, the other cursor images (like when I move a window or ...
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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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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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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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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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Mouse cursor disappears in Ubuntu 13.04 under VMware

Why does the mouse cursor disappear on the desktop in Unity or GNOME under 13.04 running in a Virtual Machine (VMware Fusion on a Mac in my case)? All I did was upgrade to 13.04 ... I've been using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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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, ...