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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do you turn of the touchpad when typing to avoid the cursor jumping around?

It is nearly impossible to type on my Dell Latitude because the cursor jumps around anytime I get close to the touch pad. There is not a setting to inactivate it during typing. I am using Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I change the cursor and its size?

I have recently created an Ubuntu 12.04 partition on my Windows 7 laptop. When installing it, I switched to "high contrast" mode, which has rather large cursors (by large I mean about twice as large ...
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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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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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Xubuntu 12.04, mouse cursor disappears

I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer and there is an annoying problem with my mouse cursor. When I start the computer, it is usually fine, but if I leave it for a while it goes in sleeping ...
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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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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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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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Cursor jumps to corner of screen when I touch edges of touchpad/trackpad

When using Ubuntu 12.04, if I happen to touch one of the extreme edges of my touchpad, my cursor spontaneously jumps to the top left corner of the screen. I have tried disabling all touchpad features ...
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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 ...
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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 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 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 ...
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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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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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How do I install cursors from the internet? [duplicate]

I tried doing the answer from another question but I didn't have an .icons folder. How else can I install a cursor without using the software center?
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Only the wallpaper and cursor show on Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to make some effects but now I can ONLY see a wallpaper and cursor, nothing else. I can normally use right click button also, but it doesn't work either.
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Created X11 cursor. How do I install to 12.04? [duplicate]

I created a new cursor to replace the arrow (and only the arrow). How do I install my new X11 cursor on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Huge mouse cursor arrow after installing Nvidia drivers [closed]

After installing the proprietary Nvidia drivers, my mouse cursor looks like this: The arrow image is much larger than normal. How can I fix it? Details How I installed the Nvidia drivers: ...
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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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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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How do I set a custom cursor theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I would just like to set a custom cursor theme on my computer. I had this pack back on 10.10 from here. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50663. But I can't seem to recall how I did it. ...
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I login in Ubuntu and just appears the mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (in Windows). It works perfectly. After that, I tried to install it on the ...
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Mouse moves slow, dosen't accelarate or move far.

It seems ubuntu does not support my mouse well. It dosen't matter how fast I move it, it just works how far I move it. This is really a critical issue when I try to click a link, or select something ...
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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 change Guake cursor from block to I-Beam?

As the title says, I want to change the cursor of Guake to I-Beam (the vertical line). I find block cursor to be confusing sometimes. I looked into the preferences but unfortunately there is no option ...
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How to change the cursor to hourglass in a python gtk3 application

I've a function taking quite a long time to perform and I'm trying to change the cursor to an hour glass during the time the function is executed. But it only works the very first time the function is ...
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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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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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Customizing Ubuntu colors [closed]

What application is recommended to accomplish these: How can I change my selection highlight color? How can I change my cursors? How can I include more libraries?
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How to change the cursor in Unity, oxygen theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? How do I change the cursor of the theme?
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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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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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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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unable to install cursor theme

I tried to install this cursor theme on the latest version of ubuntu: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Microzoa?content=154458 It downloaded as a 7z file, so I extracted it, and copied all the ...
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How can I adjust the cursor size or reset it to the default value? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the cursor and its size? I don't know why, but after installing Ubuntu 11.10 the cursors are very large. Not always but almost in all applications (See ...
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changing the icon of a cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the cursor and its size? In all version of Windows, it's easy for a user to change the actual pointer of a cursor to soemthign else, such as an icon of a ...
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Dell Precion m6600 touch screen cursor problems

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and installed Ubuntu 12.04. The cursor jumps around all by itself when I'm not even touching the keyboard. When I try to type the cursor goes crazy and clicks and jumps ...
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Cannot boot into 12.04 Just flashing cursor

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP pro (almost never use the windows though). Been having some troubles with the machine getting very sluggish lately. Consider a poss overheating prob, ...
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Minecraft: right click shows cursor

I play Java progammed game Minecraft. When I place an block by using right click, it shows the cursor position over the Java application as long I hold it down. It is annoying because on Windows ...
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Any kinect mouse control software out there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mouse/gesture control with kinect? I've been researching this for a while and can't seem to find a lot of info. Are there any complete solutions out there for ...