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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(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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Mouse cursor drift problems 14.04 ubuntu [closed]

I am posting a question to learn if anyone is having similar cursor (mouse cursor) drift problems. I have seen where this can be a problem with Dell laptops and such but I have a Toshiba Tecra m5. I ...
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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 ...
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Some of my cursor icons are gone

I recently did a full reinstall of ubuntu and then did a reinstall of gnome (useing this guide http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/upgrade-gnome-3-10-ubuntu-13-10) but some of my cursors are missing. ...
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Asus Pro P550ca Trackpad unresponsive, cursor moving leftwards every 20 seconds

Well I have finally decided to start fresh and move from using mac to using Ubuntu and I have bought the following computer to begin my linux journey with: Asus Pro P550CA-XO330D I have successfully ...
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Can't change cursor theme

I can't change my cursor theme. I downloaded and installed Comixcursor, I have all themes listed in unity tweak tool, but when I select a comix cursor, don't happen anything. Also, when i changed it ...
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Cursor Disappearing After Starting Web Browser [closed]

My Specification Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae VGA Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller X.org 1.11.3 My /etc/X11/xorg.conf content: ...
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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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Why do i have a small rectangle on the bottom right of my mouse cursor

I am a complete linux noob. I have built a new computer and am really interested in linux and as such have installed ubuntu 13.10 on it to play around with and learn. My new computer is an Asrock ...
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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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Which Ubuntu package contains the default mouse cursor?

Which Ubuntu package installs/uninstalls the default mouse cursor pointer?
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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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Mouse cursor flickering solution not working

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and there is a problem with mouse flickering I know that there is a thread with this question Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but once i disable the unknown ...
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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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Flickering cursor with 3 monitor setup

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and for some reason when I have all 3 monitors enabled I get a strange mouse flicker/lag.. but when I disable them and leave one enabled it's all fine. I have 2x ...
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My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors

My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors on every screen update. I jus had a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), and now my screens are properly setup, i noticed that my cursor is ...
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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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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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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 ...