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 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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Cursor moves randomly [closed]

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 [duplicate]

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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How to change cursor theme [duplicate]

I've found that changing my cursor theme only really works in applications like Firefox; the cursor is not themed across the OS, but remains as the default cursor. I have done some searching and I ...
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How to deactiviate blinking cursor on 12.04

my mouse cursor is blinking frequently when it's moved, especcially within the system settings application and similar types of windows (it s also blinking when hovering over the "post your question" ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cursor changes

I have a weird problem with my Ubuntu 12.04 dual screen setup (Toshiba laptop + one monitor). After a while the cursor on one screen completely changes its shape (not every time). I don't really know ...
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Why does the default arrow cursor does not change when I change my X11 cursor theme? [closed]

Using the Advance Settings utility from the Ubuntu Software Center I can change the X11 cursor theme, but the only cursor that does not change is the default arrow cursor. How can I get it to change ...
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Mouse cursor blinking after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The mouse cursor won't stop blinking, and sometimes disappears. I've seen some other posts, but they're all about Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10.
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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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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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Is cursor feedback gone for good?

Back in 11.04 and before, whenever I clicked on an app icon, I would get the spinning wheel if the app didn't load immediately. In 11.10, after clicking on an app from the launcher, there's no ...
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Cursor doesn't move after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Unstable Touchpad Cursor

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and there is a problem with the touchpad. Whenever I lift my finger from the touchpad or click, the cursor moves a little bit to a random ...
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How can I change mouse cursor size?

I'm using 11.10 and I'd like to change mouse cursor size more bigger. How can I do it? I cannot find any settings of mouse cursor size.
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Wallpaper is broken and mouse pointer is inconsistant

I've got Natty running on a desktop for my parents to use. Everything's going fairly smoothly, but... the wallpaper is broken. it's just a light grey, and when I go to change it, I get weird black ...
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Why don't some cursor themes show up in GNOME?

I have many cursor themes on my system that don't show up in GNOME's list of themes, yet work fine in other desktop environments (XFCE, LXDE, KDE, etc). What can I do to get these to show up? . Is ...
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Mouse cursor sometimes is some pixel over its real position

I'm on 14.04 / Unity. I can't say how to replicate or which are contingent conditions, but sometimes my mouse coursor is some pixel upper than its real position, so if I click on an object, probably ...
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Cursor became cross-mark

Suddenly my cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has become a cross mark in gnome-desktop. I've just installed oneko. Does this have something to do with the cursor?
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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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Installed mouse cursor theme but it only shows in some applications

I went here and downloaded a theme named Ubuntaero_v1.0. Then I extracted the files to /usr/share/icons. After rebooting the system, the default cursor theme remains, except when moving the mouse ...
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What's the location of a personal 'gtkrc' file in Ubuntu 12.04?

Good day everyone! I am currently writting a software that makes easy to change default cursor theme with a few clicks. At this point it works well, but applications like Firefox or Lazarus IDE remain ...
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How I can set default cursors theme for current user

I don't want to edit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme or change alternatives update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme because different users use different cursors theme. So I need to ...
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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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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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How do I fix my cursor working very slow for typing?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and my cursor works very slow. Even if I type something, the text will appear after 2 minutes on the screen. Please help me out with this problem as soon as possible.
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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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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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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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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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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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Mouse Flickering/Disappearing

When I move my mouse around in Ubuntu 12.10 it flickers. When it's not moving it disappears. Any ideas? Info Macbook Pro 7.1 Nvidia 320m Ubuntu 12.10
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Cursor theme XFCE [closed]

This is a weird bug I'm experiencing. Basically when I try to apply a cursor theme, it only shows up in my firefox (the theme, that is). Whenever I'm on the desktop for example, it goes back to my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu12.04.1 LTS; is the Graphics card responsible for that?

Specs: Intel Core i7 Win7 32-bit nVidia GeForce GTX 560 23 inch monitor I have an Ubuntu DVD. It boots fine, but when I select any of the options (like "Install Ubuntu") I get a blinking cursor which ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04. When booting, all I get is a black screen with cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Installation appears to go fine. After rebooting, I get my motherboard loading screens, but when ...
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What is the time between blinks of the terminal cursor?

What is the time between blinks of the terminal cursor? Perhaps in terms of seconds.
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Dual Monitor & cursor

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 with dual monitor set up. I'm running unity with launcher only on my primary monitor with the auto hide option disabled. So my launcher appears on my primary monitor forever. ...
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How to get the lost busy cursor when opening file/app back?

There is a bug report about this in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/862662 , although lately I become unsure whether it really is Nautilus bug or not. Before installing ...
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How can I change the Kubuntu 12.04 default arguments for package unclutter?

Kubuntu 12.04 comes with unclutter which causes the mouse cursor (pointer) to disappear after 1 second of being stationary. I find this most annoying. Where can I change the idle time setting and ...
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Cursor changes its position to any random position itself while typing

I am using Kubuntu 12.04, since Ubuntu 11.04 I am facing this problem. Most of time my pointer's position changes to any random position itself and it start typing somewhere else and sometime content ...
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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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How do i set CTRL not to show where the pointer is?

After recently re-installing, i went through every System Setting and choose exactly how i wanted everthing to be. Except one thing. I'd never seen the Show Cursor on CTRL value before, and wanted ...
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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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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 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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Cursors storage location in Ubuntu

Where are cursor files (.cur, .ani) as in Windows stored in Ubuntu. I want to use the Ubuntu cursors in Windows. Can I do that?
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Cursor becomes not working after changing to hand

I just finished downloading a file using Firefox, and then the cursor changed to a closed hand and stayed like that. I could only move the cursor around using my touchpad, but it doesn't work when I ...
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Touchsreen always returns cursor to upper left corner

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a brand new Fujitsu Lifebook T901. The touchscreen seems well-calibrated and recognizes touches, but it always moves the mouse to the upper left corner when clicked. ...
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Which Ubuntu package contains the default mouse cursor?

Which Ubuntu package installs/uninstalls the default mouse cursor pointer?
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How can I fix a shaky touchpad cursor in Ubuntu on my hp pavilion laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and it works great, except after the initial reboot my touchpad cursor shakes violently when I hold my finger completely still on the pad.It works fine ...