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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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 ...
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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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Saving more corsor positions (with tput?) in bash terminal

I know that tput sc saves the current cursor position and tput rc restores it exactly where tput sc was called. The problem is that every time tput sc is called, it overwrites the previous saved ...
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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 can I make the mouse cursor hide itself when typing?

It gets in the way. I'd like to have it disappear when I start typing, then reappear if I move it. I've heard of unclutter but it sounds like it hides the cursor after it's been "idle" for a while, ...
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Cursor disappearing in a Ideapad Yoga?

Upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 on my Ideapad Yoga yesterday, hoping it might have fixes for a couple of issues I've been having. While it seems to have made the touchscreen more usable, it has made the ...
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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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Mouse flickering

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus K53SV but I noticed that the cursor is flickering a lot and some times disappear. I never had this issue before with other Ubuntu release. ...
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Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing

I installed Ubuntu today and since the first start up I have a problem with the mouse cursor. It starts randomly disappearing and flickering a lot. I have searched for a solution on Google and here ...
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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 ...