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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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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Lubuntu window borders are gone and mouse cursor is a black X

I was writing a python script to do some basic stuff with Skype. I included in this script a way to remotely reboot the computer. I used it, the computer rebooted as expected, but when it came back ...
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How to change default X mouse cursor form black X to arrow?

I'm using X in ubuntu 12.04.2 server without any DM for safety purpose, and everything works well except the cursor shape. It's a black X now and sudo dpkg-reconfigure doesn't work due to no DM. How ...
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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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mouse cursor blink on 14.04 live on cool drive

I make my cool drive boot able and I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my cool drive but my mouse cursor blinks? even I do not run any heavy process. what is the problem? Bye the way I do not have black screen . ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no cursor after fresh instalation

So I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6-3160sp. The problem is that after the booting to ubuntu the mouse/cursor simply vanishes, and also if I try like right ...
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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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Crosshair as standard mouse pointer. But how?

All I want is to change the default mouse cursor (the upward pointing arrow) into a crosshair. I don't need instructions on how to download a cursor theme, I just want a crosshair as the standard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I disable the “Show cursor when ctrl is pressed” option in 13.04? [duplicate]

I can't find it anywhere, and it's interfering with my work. I tried it just for fun, but now I can't figure out how I turned it on! Please help. Tweaks, code, or whatever. I need it disabled. Thanks! ...
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Keyboard cursor invisible in libreoffice and abiword

I'm using ubuntu with xfce, and today a strange problem appeared: the "keyboard cursor" (the blinking vertical line showing the place where your typing will appear in text) has completely disappeared. ...
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Show *realtime* mouse cursor coordinates? (Cursor mod / overlay) Also, copy to clipboard?

I'm looking for a solution that would display the current mouse cursor coordinates in realtime (i.e. NOT xdotool and NOT xev). I need to move the mouse to a certain position, then press Alt-Tab to ...
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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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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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Busy Cursor (Spinning Wait) Hangs

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and the problem is that sometimes the mouse pointer icon is stuck with the busy cursor (I can move it) or spinning wait. When this happens, if mouse cursor is on any window ...
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How to disable Large Cursor after installing Ubuntu with Accessibility Option ON (High-contrast,..)

While installing Ubuntu, I accidentally hit the high contrast option. I could not figure out how to disable it within the install, so I let it complete. I booted up into Ubuntu 13.04 and High ...
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Keyboard Cursor Invisible during Rename in Ubuntu 12.04

When I rename a directory, the background color is white, text color is black, but the blinking Keyboard cursor color is also white or it is invisible !! So I am not able to position the cursor for ...
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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 ...
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How to disable blinking cursor in Gnome 3.8?

There is this proposed solution to disable the blinking cursor in Gnome terminal. However, it no longer seems to work for Gnome 3.8. The option /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default in Gconf does not ...
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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 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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Skype on 64 bit has non default mouse cursor theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. When I hover the mouse over the Skype window, the mouse cursor theme changes from default white to black. How can ...
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How do I obtain and install larger mouse pointers - I am slightly visually impaired [duplicate]

I am totally new to Ubuntu. Just this morning (Wed May 22, 2013) I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit desktop on my 2.5 year old laptop along side Windows 7. One of the reasons I installed Ubuntu was to ...