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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Invisible cursor over panel in Gnome 3.14

I just installed Gnome 3.14 from PPA under Ubuntu 14.10 and, upon rebooting, the mouse cursor only shows over applications. Moving the mouse over the gnome panel hides the cursor. Same thing when ...
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Random cursor movement

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. After a while I realized my touch pad is not working (I normally use my mouse) and my cursor disappears and appears just a little to the left once every few ...
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Mypaint causes cursor to change

I have recently fell in love with the painting software Mypaint, but I have run into a rather annoying problem. whenever I begin to use a larger brush, and the circle cursor becomes as big as a dime ...
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Cursor disappears intermittently, always after opening System Settings [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked, I admit. I have just done a fresh, new install of ALWAYS disappears when I open System Settings.
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What app or extension do I need to open a Windows cursor - .cur - file?

I have created a .cur file using an online image editing tool, but I can't open it. Gnome Image Viewer seems to lack some extension that is supposed to allow me to see .cur files. But after doing its ...
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Seeing two mouse cursors

So, I was trying to drag and drop an image, but for reason I am now stuck with two mouse cursors for some reason (not to mention the image itself is hanging around). image to explain (photo cause the ...
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Where is the Ubuntu cursor, in the source code?

I'm trying (and failing) to sift through the source, attempting to find the image file(s) for the default cursor. Does anyone know where this is?
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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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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...
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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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Mouse cursor flickers and disappears, unknown display in display settings

I've just installed Ubuntu using the most recent ISO from online onto my desktop Computer. I have an AMD Radeon 6770 Graphics Card. The cursor keeps flickering and disappearing on the screen. I also ...
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changing the cursor size in ubuntu 14

I have difficulties seeing, so i try to change my cursor with the info on Ubuntu 11, 12 but nothing works. I have found no one on this internet with my problem. I run Ubuntu 14 and gnome 3.9, i have ...
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How can I permanently set cursor speed in GNOME 3?

I've been using the following command to set my mouse cursor speed; however, upon restart, it just goes back to the default speed. How can I make my adjustment permanent? TIA! xinput set-prop 9 258 ....
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Cursor theme won't change in Ubuntu 14.04 for me

I can't figure out how to change this stupid black cursor into the theme I've downloaded. It shows up in Ubuntu Tweak, but selecting it does absolutely nothing. What should I do?
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Problems with internet connection and mouse cursor Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I know there are some other questions concerning similar themes, but I cannot get a answer to my problems. I´ve searched all around the internet and cannot find an answer. I recently installed ...
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cannot move cursor to external monitor

I just connected my external monitor and it all works fine. I tested this even in windows. But on ubuntu I cannot take the cursor to the external monitor. It just doesn't move there and it gets stuck ...
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Fixing different cursor sizes in unity

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a macbook pro with retina display (2560x1600) I have set "Scale for menu and titlebars" in Sytem Settings --> Display to 1.75 which scales up fine. The cursor however ...
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Graphical cursor glitch in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm experiencing an annoying cursor glitch on Ubuntu 14.10, and the problem seems to be unprecedented after hours of looking for a similar problem. The issue is that after using a software feature ...
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? Furthermore,...
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A cursor track left on the screen

When I move mouse, there will be a cursor track left on the screen, shown in figure. How can I fix it? The figure link is here
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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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geany: on new line, ignores indentation

I have a problem with geany when I press enter to start a new line (I am programming with python): if res[index][0]==0: temp=0 | (The "|" indicates the postition of the cursor). When I press ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from there....
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My cursor is blinking and the style of everything is cycling

When I boot into Ubuntu, the cursor blinks and the style of everything cycles through three different things. For example, fonts on all the dialogue boxes change, the colors of the tile bars change, ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 off a Live USB causes black screen [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on a USB stick fails to boot and instead shows a black screen. The computer is a Packard Bell iMedia MC-2569 with a SPARKLE GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GPU, an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1....
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How to take a screenshot with the actual pointer icon?

Normal keyboard shortcuts for screenshots like Ctrl+Print_Screen do not include the pointer in the image at all. Special applications like Take Screenshot may offer an effect option to include the ...
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Cursor theme does not change in Ubuntu 14.10

Maybe it's my fault, I don't remember. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 I tried to change cursor theme with Unity-tweak-tool. Think there was a big shadow so I tried to chose another theme. It does not ...
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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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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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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 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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How can I change the Gedit keyboard cursor / caret to a block instead of a bar?

The single-pixel-width cursor / caret in Gedit (and other text editor boxes in Ubuntu) is pretty thin and hard to see: I like the block cursor used in the standard terminal, however: Is there a ...
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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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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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Counteract X's -nocursor argument in a running server

I'm starting X on our media centre with the -nocursor argument. The cursor is still there, it's just invisible, which is what I want 99.9% of the time. However recently there have been times where ...
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Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Cursor alignment off in tab menu in browsers, terminal, text editor and thunderbird in 14.04

Having upgraded from Ununtu 13.10 to 14.04, the cursor alignment is off in applications such as Firefox and Chromium (when selecting tabs, address bar, but not in main window), thunderbird (when ...
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Stuck at homescreen after new installation

I have a system with one hdd dedicated to window. I bought a new hdd specifically for ubuntu, a few days back. I created a live usb with ubuntu on it and started the process to install ubuntu on the ...
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Cursor glitch in Xubuntu 14.04

Sometimes my cursor glitches and I don't know how to prevent or correct it. Restarting the X server doesn't correct it. The weirdest thing about this is that it switches between normal and glitched ...
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I have two cursors on my screen, one of which is always on top and will never move - how do I remove it? [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 First off I'm sorry if the title/context of my post are a little confusing; I'm a tech noob and have just started with Ubuntu after a system crash on my laptop. I got tired of using ...
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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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Mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing

After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my cursor is disappearing on my laptop (Dell inspiron 5110 with nvidia gforce GPU). I tried several answers, but the problem is not solved. I tried this: Open System ...
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After update to 14.04, ncurses seems to have bugs (cursor still visible in petris)

I just upgraded to 14.04, and wanted to kill time by playing some petris. Then I noticed this: The problem also exists in other terminals. Is there some option I can set to get the terminal to not ...
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(14.04) Problem interacting with applications after opening gnome dashboard

Recently I had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04/gnome and I noticed a really annoying problem. When I move my cursor to the top left to open my dashboard, I can click on a window but after it comes to the ...
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Cursor won't change in Ubuntu 14.04

I know there was an old bug back during Ubuntu 9.x where the cursor wouldn't change because of compiz. I am now running Ubuntu 14.04 and the bug has now decided to rear its ugly head again. I am using ...
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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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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer has an invisible cursor

When trying to install Ubuntu via a bootable USB drive, the cursor is missing in the installer. It's there for a few seconds, when loading it. But after that it's gone, I have to click a few buttons ...
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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 ...