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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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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Fickering and Dissapearing Cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 release, and I am having a problem with the cursor flickering and disappearing. I was looking elsewhere in this forum, and I saw that I have to disable the unknown ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 at dell vostro 3460 psmouse lost synchronization

after upgrading from Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I have problem with freezing cursor. Does not mater if I use mouse or touch pad. dmesg: [ 686.246553] psmouse serio1: GlidePoint at isa0060/serio1/input0 ...
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the cursor is missing when using enlightenment with X in the arch arm64

recently I am trying to setup the ubuntu image (13.10 or 14.04) based on arm64 (not amd64!) however, when I install and compile all the related components, the cursor disappeared after X start ...
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Mousepad doesnt move cursor at all

when i use my mouse-pad it doesn't move the cursor at all , it can do gestures and left and right click but it doesn't move the cursor . Ubuntu 14.04 "Asus" laptop
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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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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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Spinning circle cursor Lubuntu

I changed from Linux Mint to Lubuntu and I am disappointed that cursor doesn't change to spinning circle when application is launching. I don't know if I clicked it or not. In my cursor theme there ...
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grub cursor position

after an incident that happened years ago caused by tee, my "down" button didn't work anymore. Now I want to set my cursor position in to the bottom. My Aim is that I can use the up button to choose ...
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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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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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Touch pad clicks don't match cursor location

First let me start off by saying that I'm a complete novice to Linux so it would be helpful that you keep this in mind with your responses...I may need a little bit more handholding/explicit ...
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Google Chrome Crashes With Hover-Click Enabled With A Custom Cursor Theme

I have Ring-Red cursor theme installed and Hover-click enabled from accessibility options(mousetweaks). When cursor hovers and clicks on chrome' s borders, the X server crashes and dumps me to the ...
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X-cursor size decreased after Linux kernel upgrade

Compositing doesn't work well in ubuntu-mate 14.04 in kernel 3.13 so I upgraded the kernel to latest 3.19-rc5 where it works awesome. However, my xcursor's size has diminished. I tried changing ...
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Mouse pointer visible in tty

I have a strange bug whenever I open up a tty terminal. A mouse pointer is always visible somewhere towards the lower left corner of my screen. I want to get rid of it because it starts to get ...
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After reboot cursor becomes a black cross

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. When I restart the cursor becomes an ugly black cross and won't open any files or folders etc until I right click on the menu bar at the top of my desktop, then everything ...
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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? ...
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Dual monitor mouse flicking

i have typical problem with ubuntu. My linux detects 2 monitors and my cursor is blinking. I can switch off one of false monitors and everything returns to normal. But after restart or if i plug in ...
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ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over

ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over because the touchpad is so large and sensitive and my hands occasionally touch it. Does anyone know how to decrease the sensitivity or even cause the ...
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Problem with touchpad and mouse cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had this roblem since the beginning of the installation. My mouse cursor moves automatically to the left a little bit after 4 or 5 seconds. Just after ...
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Mouse going crazy randomly

my mouse cursor seems to randomly go crazy when using my touchpad. All of a sudden, it starts to move up and down, faster as it is possible to move it by hand. Sometimes it moves when holding a random ...
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Speed up cursor “grip” speed

I've noticed that when I resize or drag a window across my screen, I need to hold down my trackpad button for a moment before it actually "grips" the window to resize it. If I don't do this, the ...
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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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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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My cursor has vanished

I have installed 14.04 on a usb and plugged it in to my Windows XP laptop. The initial purple page is on the screen but I have no cursor and the keys don't work. The computer won't switch off, even if ...
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How to stop my cursor from shaking?

My cursor has started acting very suspiciously. It is always jiggling and shaking just a little bit. Not enough that it is impossible to use, but just enough that it is very annoying and ...
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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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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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Need solution for flickering mouse cursor in Ubuntu 14.04.

I made a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my lenovo laptop (z570). After successful installation, the mouse cursor is flickering and disappearing. I tried disabling the unknown display in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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?