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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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 screen....
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Phone lack of cursor for OTG/USB mouse

My Ubuntu phone just arrived today. It is 'Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition'. As any Linux enthusiast would I updated phone to 15.04, installed 'Terminal' and wanted to play about with it. Connected my ...
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Mouse Cursor not visible

My PC is on dual display-VGA & HDMI. when I plug out either cable, and cursor get visible. but it is not visible on dual.Ubuntu version is 14.04.3
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How to make gnome-terminal cursor green

I have customized my Terminal look a great deal now, and to add the finishing touches I wish to make my gnome-terminal cursor green (it is currently white), however there appears no way to do this in ...
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Problem mouse (cursor or pointer)

sorry for my bad english. I have version Ubuntu 14.04, I was changing themes with Unity Tweak Tool and I presented a problem: When I'm in an application, the cursor is "DMZ-WHITE", but when I'm on ...
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Small cursor when hovering Unity interface on HiDPI display

I have a 4k display. By default the Ubuntu Unity interface is small and hardly readable. After changing Parameters > Display and Scale for menu and title bars to 2 the interface is now perfectly ...
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how can I write a script to move relative cursor position with a keystroke (Like AHK on Windows)

An example in AHK would be: 1::Click, right 2::MouseMove, 0, 70, 0, R 3::Click
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Invisible cursor when using dual monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.3 64bit with lastest updates installed and I have two Dell monitors. I used DVI and VGA to connected them with my PC. I connect one monitor with PC, then start ubuntu, then ...
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Gaming Mouse Cursor Freeze

Cant move the mouse pointer using the gaming mouse, but can move it using touch pad, the mouse is ok and working. All other buttons work.
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Keyboard Cursor Blinking Default Settings

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. I broke keyboard cursor blinking default settings. How can I go back to the first installation in that setting? Image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iIiHg.png
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Cursor disappear when I get close to the top of the screen

The title describes the issue perfectly. It happens in linux mint Rafaela too..and it didnt happen with the live USB. Is there a way to solve this issue?
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14.04.3 install ok, but no login after reboot [duplicate]

I installed 14.04.3 on my 64 bit machine. When the machine booted with the .iso DVD I created, I got a lot of error messages that quickly disappeared, and the installation began. The install ...
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How to get universal, moderately bigger mouse cursors on Ubuntu / GNOME?

I am visually impaired. The default mouse cursor on Ubuntu is too tiny for me. It can be hard to find. I used the gnome-tweak-tool to choose Large Mouse Cursors. The results of this operation have ...
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Gnome install on Ubuntu 15.04 Server - no cursor/shell theme configuration

My aim is to get a clean, stripped down version of Ubuntu with Gnome 3 GUI I installed 15.04 server on VMWare Workstation Though the cursor is missing on gnome UI (Activities etc.) after ...
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Green Bars Next to Cursor after Suspend 14.04

After resuming from a suspend in Ubuntu 14.04, I get a rectangular box filled with colored bars/lines that follows my cursor with a constant offset from it. The bars are sometimes green and sometimes ...
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Why does my cursor vanish everytime I reboot my laptop?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. I also have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I observe that everytime I make a reboot the cursor vanishes. I have to press 'Ctrl' + 'F1', then going to 'Terminal' I have to ...
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Huge cursor/pointer in 15.04 4k monitor

just installed 15.04 for the first time. Linux nubee. My cursor/pointer is huge like shown here Huge mouse cursor arrow after installing Nvidia drivers I did all system updates, and installed a ...
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I have no cursor

I have no cursor, and I've tried to find a solution for it, but I can't find anything, anywhere. All of the solutions I have found don't do anything. Please help!
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Why my cursor vanishes evrytime I reboot?

I am On Ubuntu 14.04 . I find the cursor in my laptop screen always vanishing whenever I reboot. How to rectify this problem permanently? I know the temporary solution of using command and then .
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How do I get my touchapd to work properly?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop and right click does not work, I have to click hard, and I can't scroll, drag items, or highlight text by holding my pointer finger on the left button and using my ...
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Any nice, animated mouse cursor themes?

Title says it all really, looking for some cursor themes with animation, any recommendations ? 14.04.2 with Unity
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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How to disable mouse cursor autohide

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Suddenly it my mouse cursor is only visible when I move it. Can someone help me with a way to make it always stay visible. It appears that somehow a mouse cursor autohide ...
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How to stop the double cursor from appearing?

The mouse cursor when I try to move something dragging and dropping it it may split into two cursors or it may be one cursor with two arrows! I can't take a screenshot .. I'm able to make it ...
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problem with my mouse cursor in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my mouse cursor sometime is flickering and disappears. I'm using the laptop's mousepad.
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Mouse cursor flicker on Dual Monitor set up

Im a pretty casual user coming over from Windows and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is going great, and I'm excited to learn my way around linux. However I have encountered one problem ...
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My cursor is changing it's size when it's over Ubuntu UI

I have two displays: One on my laptop: 15 inch 4K One connected by HDMI: 27 inch Full HD I keep my laptop cover closed, and I'm using only HDMI connected monitor, Full HD. My problem is, no matter ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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Sometimes the cursor is invisible,but it still operates

Sometimes this happens,when I boot into ubuntu,the logon screen has no cursor,but when i move it,it still operates,i log in,and it is still invisible. If I log out,then log back i,the cursor reappears....
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cursor jump to mouse pointer location

as i type, the cursor jump to some other location normally towards mouse pointer location . it also select lot of words at once and deletes. dell team has given a software to windows and windows7 ...
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Enable visible mouse cursor in Ubuntu Touch

I am running a new nexus 7 with Ubuntu Touch (3.4.0-4) installed. I have plugged a mouse into the usb slot, and the device receives input (randomly clicking and dragging works) but the mouse cursor is ...
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Mouse cursor disappears in Kubuntu 15.04

Recently I installed Kubuntu 15.04 and found that when I'm using Nvidia drivers mouse cursor disappears when I move it to top of the display. It is few pixels "invisible" gap on top. Every other side ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after 15.04 update

My mouse pointer became invisible after some updates after I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10. In all standard settings the mouse pointer is activated (system settings, dconf...) I also tried different ...
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Cursor flickering and disappearing with dual-screen setup

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 under unity and set up a dual screen. For the two screens I'm using my GTX 760 using Nouveau drivers (I couldn't use nvidia's because they were not working, but ...
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Ubuntu Phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5) with mouse - How to make mouse coursor visible?

When I connect a USB mouse to my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, I can do different actions, with a non visible mouse cursor. Is it possible to make the mouse cursor visible? I installed a terminal ...
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Imprint of the cursor sticks at the center of my screen on 14.04 after unlocking the screen

After logging out and in (using ctrl+alt+L) there is a cursor which is frozen in the middle of the screen. The other cursor works fine, but the frozen one is quite annoying. It disappears when I turn ...
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I had Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to update to 14.10 and I get a black screen with blinking cursor

I went to update my Ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 . I got a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner, while updating my computer turned off, every time i boot Ubuntu i get the ...