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 to make the cursor in the terminal to stop blinking after it loses focus?

I noticed strange behavior in gnome-terminal: When the terminal has focus, the cursor is blinking. After it loses focus, the cursor keeps blinking for about 10 seconds, then stops. I'd like the cursor ...
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Option to activate Help text

Is there any help text option in Ubuntu? By this i mean as we see in windows if u hover the cursor over files u get basic details of the file in a small text box near the cursor. Is there any such ...
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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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Flash player cursor is too big [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04 and I've encountered a weird problem. Cursor size is normal except when I hover over a youtube ...
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How do I change my cursor manually?

I have the cursor theme that I want, but how do I install it? Do I have to move it to a folder, then go to Ubuntu Tweak or MyUnity for example and choose it from there? Thanks
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How to get cursor click effect?

I've seen videos like this one in which a effect appears when the user made a click. What I want it's just the effect only, I don't care the colour of the cursor. How can I make this effect when I do ...
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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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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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Keyboard cursor loses focus when I'm typing

When I'm typing a text in OpenOffice on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the keyboard of Dell Inspirion 1525, the cursor loses focus and I start to typing in another place on screen.
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Ubuntu from USB stick won't work

I'm relatively new to linux and am trying to put linux my HP netbook. Since I'm trying to install it on a netbook I have to use the USB method of partitioning my hard drive. So I have downloaded ...
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Can't disable giant cursors (from accessibility mode)

I've just installed ubuntu 12.04 from a livecd. Out of curiosity, I enabled the accessibility options for people who are hard of sight. As you can guess this does the usual stuff of inverting colours, ...
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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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How to hide the mouse cursor

I'm building a kiosk using Ubuntu Precise on a touch screen. Now I'm looking for the appropriate way to make the mouse cursor disappear. As people know where they are pointing, displaying an arrow ...
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Cursor seems to freeze in the first attempt of typing - Unity 3D, 12.04 [closed]

It happens in the first attempt of typing, no matter is after the startup, or 5 minutes later, or then after. The cursor (or maybe it's the system) seems to freeze, no matter the application I use, ...
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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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Bastion unexpectedly exits when I move my cursor

I downloaded the Humble Indie Bundle V, mostly because my friend told me about how great Bastion was. When I first installed it, I was getting the seemingly common "black screen" error that most ...
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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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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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can I get a window to be active and not on top?

In previous desktops, I could always configure windows to be active when the cursor was on the window, and not having to bring it to the front to be active. It is not apparent to me how to do that in ...
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How can I increase the mouse cursor size and change its color in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change cursor in Unity? How can I increase the mouse cursor size? I use my computer plugged to a TV far from me. I need to increase the mouse cursor to make it ...
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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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Touchpad problems worsening over time!

Thought that I would add some information regarding laptop touhpad issues. I have a Samsung R530 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. There has always been issues with my touchpad; it would start by being ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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Why can't I see the cursor?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, which has an AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.8 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM, and I couldn't see my cursor. So I uninstalled it and then installed 11.10, but I still can't see ...
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How to get the lost busy cursor when opening file/app back?

There is a bug report about this in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/862662 , although lately I become unsure whether it really is Nautilus bug or not. Before installing ...
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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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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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Invisible mouse cursor [closed]

There have been some similar posts but nothing specific to me. Sometimes I boot my laptop and all is well. Other times I boot up and after the login screen my mouse cursor disappears, I can still ...
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Why does my cursor jump when typing?

When typing in Ubuntu my cursor jumps around and its not application specific. It doesn't matter or Im filing in a web form, writing an e-mail or using LibreOffice or Lyx. Im using a Sony Vaio 64bit ...
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How can I change my cursor behavior?

When I am typing, my mouse cursor, if left on the text, will eventually auto-click in whatever space in the the text box I happen to be, causing me to type in the middle of a sentence. Also, the ...
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How can I change the Kubuntu 12.04 default arguments for package unclutter?

Kubuntu 12.04 comes with unclutter which causes the mouse cursor (pointer) to disappear after 1 second of being stationary. I find this most annoying. Where can I change the idle time setting and ...
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How can I fix the Sticky Cursor grabbed by Unity on Dual monitor setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors? I was able to get a dual monitor setup working in 12.04 beta release recently, using the Nvidia ...
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If I want to control the mouse cursor using Python, should I look into docs for GNOME or X?

I want to write a program in Python runs on Ubuntu and moves the mouse cursor, just like a hardware mouse would. What should I try to connect to: X or GNOME? I am pretty sure that X would work, but ...
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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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Mouse is choppy [closed]

When I installed Ubuntu (11.10) a few days ago, my mouse cursor was smooth and responsive. Now it's very slow, choppy, and clumsy. I hadn't really changed much (at least I don't think so), all I've ...
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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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System goes slow randomly. Continues to run well when moving with mouse

I have noticed this mainly when playing flash games in my firefox or playing x-com in dosbox. Game just runs fine, but then suddenly it slows down to crawl. When i touch my touchpad and move the ...
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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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Why does mouse cursor disappear randomly over background image and desktop icons and sometimes foreground windows? [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 64bit (upgrade from 11.04 some months ago), System up-to-date. HP 6715b 4GB Ram Sometimes hitting [Esc] will fix it on some foreground windows. It never shows over System Settings, ...
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Cursor running wild, then crashes on an Asus G73sw

The cursor sometimes goes wild, I get random clicks, the windows are resizing, the cursor disappears. In the worst case, clicks and keyboards are disabled. I've tried the solution given on ...
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Mouse cursor spinning forever after startup

After startup, the mouse cursor keeps spinning... This doesn't happen every time but at 50% of times. After a relog it works as espected. This is very annoying. How can I fix this? Anyone else ...
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How to change cursor in Ubuntu 11.10 “GNOME Classic”

I don't like how the cursor looks when pointing to Web browser links. How can I change it - only this one or the whole cursors theme?
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How to break or delete the symbolic link?

sudo ln -fs /usr/share/icons/Cyclone/cursor.theme etc/alternatives/x-cursor-theme I want to delete this link, as it seems to make some problems. Is this done by deleting cursor.theme file or what ...
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Mouse disappears over gvim after installing NERDTree

I installed NERDTree and now the mouse disappears over gvim. Is there any .vimrc setting that would fix this? Launchpad Bug Same question @Stack Overflow
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How do i set CTRL not to show where the pointer is?

After recently re-installing, i went through every System Setting and choose exactly how i wanted everthing to be. Except one thing. I'd never seen the Show Cursor on CTRL value before, and wanted ...
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Mouse pointer size problem

My mouse cursor is double the normal size. Its only the default pointer that is enlarged. Variations like resize, busy and so on are the correct size. The problem persists even when I change cursor ...
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How do I install and select cursor themes?

I'm new to this amazing OS (Ubuntu 11.10) and I've been changing a lot of things and experimenting (it's fun you know). But I don't know how to install cursor themes. Can I install this? ...
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Wacom pointer issues when using the Unity launcher [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.10 on my motion le 1600 tablet pc. Every so often when i click on application or the unity bar the pointer will move erratically and open other applications, one example is when i ...
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Kubuntu - cannot change fonts and widget style under sudo after upgrade to 11.10

I have a problem with fonts, appearance of GTK and KDE-based applications and cursors in Kubuntu 11.10 after upgrade from 11.04. I want all of my applications, both GTK and KDE, under sudo and under ...
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Audio preview gone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable MP3 preview? There used to be the fantastic feature in Nautilus that allowed you to hear a Music file if the cursor hovered over it for a second. This ...