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 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 ...
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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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How can I change mouse cursor size?

I'm using 11.10 and I'd like to change mouse cursor size more bigger. How can I do it? I cannot find any settings of mouse cursor size.
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Is cursor feedback gone for good?

Back in 11.04 and before, whenever I clicked on an app icon, I would get the spinning wheel if the app didn't load immediately. In 11.10, after clicking on an app from the launcher, there's no ...
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Separate touchpad sensitivity

For gaming precision on PC, I have disabled mouse acceleration. The mouse speed works as I wanted to, however the touchpad is just too slow. Is there a way to have separate cursor speed for mouse and ...
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My default mouse cursor doesn't change, no matter which theme I use

If I open gnome-tweak-tool, go to the Theme section and choose the DMZ-Black cursor theme, my default cursor stays exactly the same. However, the other cursor images (like when I move a window or ...
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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Mouse cursor won't appear on boot

It's still there, but it's invisible! Logging out makes it appear again, but logging out and back in after each boot is quite a nuisance. Any ideas? Switching to Unity 2D seems to make the cursor ...
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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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Cursor stuck in select mode

I have sometime problem with select mode in the mouse. The cursor is stuck in select mode, so I can not click anything , to solve that I need to reboot my laptop my laptop is : sony vaio model : ...
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Set mouse click action in the center of the mouse pointer, not the top left corner

Is there any way to alter the mouse pointer's action region? I have a circle pointer with a dot in the center, and I want the mouse to start the action click from there, not from the top left ...
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Touchsreen always returns cursor to upper left corner

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a brand new Fujitsu Lifebook T901. The touchscreen seems well-calibrated and recognizes touches, but it always moves the mouse to the upper left corner when clicked. ...
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How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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Mouse settings not restored after disconnecting external mouse [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Ubuntu 11.04. When a connect an external mouse and then disconnect it, the cursor (using the touchpad) gets very slow. To fix it, I have to go to GPointing Device ...
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How to make cursor change from thin line to block based on normal or insert mode in Console Vim on Gnome Terminal

I am switching from Gvim to using Console Vim using the Gnome Terminal 2.32.1. I really liked in Gvim how the cursor would be a solid square when in normal mode and thin line when in insert mode. ...
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Wallpaper is broken and mouse pointer is inconsistant

I've got Natty running on a desktop for my parents to use. Everything's going fairly smoothly, but... the wallpaper is broken. it's just a light grey, and when I go to change it, I get weird black ...
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How to change cursor in Unity?

As we have to have active compiz with Unity, I can't change the color, size, etc. of the cursor. Is there any way for do it?
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Why don't some cursor themes show up in GNOME?

I have many cursor themes on my system that don't show up in GNOME's list of themes, yet work fine in other desktop environments (XFCE, LXDE, KDE, etc). What can I do to get these to show up? . Is ...
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How can I make the text cursor in X Windows easier to see?

The text cursor in X Windows is too thin for me to see easily. It would be great if I could make the text cursor wider so that it was more visible. I know how to change the size of the mouse cursor ...
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Inconsistent mouse cursor status while typing

I have noticed that when I type in some programs, Text Editor, Terminal, Bluefish, Gnome Baker, etc. the mouse cursor disappears while I am typing. In other programs like Firefox and LibreOffice, it ...