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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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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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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Cursor 's stuck on the right side of the screen when using Wacom tablet

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. When I move the cursor off the screen on the right side of the screen using my pen-tablet (as mouse), there is no way to move it back again. The only way is to a mouse ...
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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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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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New mouse cursor doesn't appear in list sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

I tried installing a new mouse cursor and put the unzipp/tarred file in the folder named ~/.icons. I selected the theme with gnome-tweak-tool, but it won't change properly. The default cursor doesn'...
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Ubuntu 16.04 hides cursor when using graphics tablet

For some reason Ubuntu hides the cursor when I'm hovering my stylus above the pad. It works ok when you are in drawing area since it has its own cursor. But it's completely useless when you try to use ...
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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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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?
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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 overwriting....
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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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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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Mouse cursor does not change appearance to indicate a program is launching

I am using Lubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I click on a icon to launch a program, be it from the start menu or from the panel, the mouse cursor does not change to a spinning circle (or anything else) to ...
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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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Avoid automatic cursor hide

My cursor hides after a few seconds of not moving it. The problem is it also disables the scroll option, so it's very annoying when reading texts etc. Initially I thought it could be a consequence of ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 + touch screen: points, though doesn't click

Works well with nautilus and settings. Other places: I tap, cursor points, no further action. Guide me. I need it. What to do?
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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 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 pointer/cursor disappears or doesn't show properly

I recently installed the new Lubuntu 12.10 but I'm having problems with mouse pointer image. When I start the OS everything works fine, but if I open some programs (for example Chromium) my cursor ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 add-apt-...
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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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How to set cursor position with command/script?

I have a script which resets some things, and at the end of it I need it to set the cursor to certain coordinates, either to a custom set or to the centre of the screen (where it is reset to by ...
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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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How to allow moving the cursor while typing with xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed?

Since I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, although it fixed my other problems, it has meant that I am unable to move my cursor while typing. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, is ...
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Gnome 3: How do I get the same mouse cursors in Chrome?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and recently switched to Gnome. It's great but the mouse cursors in Chrome are always different. I'm using google-chrome from the official repo: $ more /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
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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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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 I have the I-beam (mouse) cursor more visible in gtk3 apps?

When the mouse cursor hovers over text (other than hypertext?) that can be edited or copied , the cursor appears as an I-Beam insertion bar. In gtk2, it's possible to alter the width and color of the ...
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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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Anybody know of a way to active a cursor trail

There is a question and answer related to mouse trail option. However, the opp appears to have needed something different (Is there a mouse trail option?). His question was satisfied by turning on ...
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how can i change the cursor speed of an external mouse?

I have a laptop connected to a tv and I use a logitech k400 keyboard with a touchpad. When i move the cursor with the external touchpad its rather slow and i would like to make it faster. I have ...
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Change font and cursor size with custom Xsession

Running 16.04 beta 2. Installed i3 and am using a custom .desktop session: [Desktop Entry] Name=Xsession Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession My ~/.Xsession file starts i3. Fonts in i3 are correct and ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...