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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Ubuntu mouse cursor size

I'm having an annoying problem here, every time I boot system, I have to manually set my cursor size from 24 to 16, I can't seem to find a way to save... make that 16 permanent even after boot, does ...
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Invisible Mouse Cursor on startup on 14.04 [SOLVED]

My mouse cursor won't appear on startup unless I restart lightdm. But when I reboot cursor doesn't appear. I tried the setting below: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active ...
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When login into 15.10 sometimes my cursor is invisible?

After turning on my laptop I will login and have no cursor. There will be an Error message telling me Ubuntu has experienced an internal error. However when I hit continue my cursor will reappear. ...
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Fix for flickering mouse in gedit on 15.04 when unsaved changes exist?

Using ubuntu 15.04. This only occurs in gedit. And it only occurs when there are unsaved changed in gedit. When there are unsaved changes, the mouse starts flickering. Here is a video of what it ...
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How can I permanently set cursor speed in GNOME 3?

I've been using the following command to set my mouse cursor speed; however, upon restart, it just goes back to the default speed. How can I make my adjustment permanent? TIA! xinput set-prop 9 258 ....
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geany: on new line, ignores indentation

I have a problem with geany when I press enter to start a new line (I am programming with python): if res[index][0]==0: temp=0 | (The "|" indicates the postition of the cursor). When I press ...
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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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Mouse cursor disappears in Ubuntu 13.04 under VMware

Why does the mouse cursor disappear on the desktop in Unity or GNOME under 13.04 running in a Virtual Machine (VMware Fusion on a Mac in my case)? All I did was upgrade to 13.04 ... I've been using ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 seems ...
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Can't Install, Can't work around black screen and blinking cursor

Darn kid, had a working version of 12, but he overwrote it with a manufacturer's Windows XP that won't register. Duh... So I'm trying to get Ubuntu re-installed. The motherboard has an integrated ...
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Touchpad won't work after logging in

I have a issue with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS that touchpad won't work after login screen but usb mouse work well. Cursor get stuck to one place. Please help! Thanks! shivam@JARVIS:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 mouse cursor stucks occasionally

I have at work a computer with Lubuntu 14.04 on it. Occasionally there is problem, that visible cursor stucks somewhere on the screen and mouse works besides that point with invisible cursor. The ...
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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Stuck at Blinking cursor on black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad L420 laptop. Actually my machine had Windows 7 Ultimate on it, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with erasing windows 7. After installing while at booting ...
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Kubuntu Cursor Select problem

I have discovered a strange bug with the mouse cursor. The select point on the 'text select' cursor is inaccurate on Kubuntu 16.04. For example if I try to click on text, it will select the text above ...
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Random Mouse Movements Using Ubuntu 15.10

Recently, my mouse cursor has been randomly moving slightly left and right. It happens at random intervals with a different move patterns. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo ThinkServer. I use a ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit: cursor is small thumbnail of doc, system runs slow, frame by frame

I believed I was having an issue with my AMD HD5450 card, replaced driver then system would not proceed beyond Ubuntu splash screen and ended up using dpkg -r fglrx-dev fglrx-amdcccle fglrx System ...
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The Ubuntu GNOME installer starts, but I can't see my mouse

Just had a question yesterday. On a roll. Anyway. I started the Ubuntu GNOME installer and no mouse appears. The OS (might be!) is frozen. The thing is, when it boots up, I see the mouse for a ...
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Unwanted switching apps

I am getting unwanted switching to other windows when typing on the DELL XPS laptop in Ubuntu 14.04. This can lead to characters getting typed into the wrong files. Sometimes files get saved in ...
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How to edit index.theme? [duplicate]

How do I edit the index.theme file located at /usr/share/icons/default/? It dosen't let me to save when I'm changing it. I want to change the cursor. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Cursor size in Ubuntu 14.04 Cinnamon with Hi DPI?

I am using an XPS 13 developer edition with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled and the 4k screen. After installing Cinnamon 2.8 (not Unity), I noticed that the cursor size would not increase by dragging the ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...
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control panel, x-shaped cursor, failed update

Today, Ubuntu (13.10 I think) asked whether I'd like to update to the newest version, and I decided to do it. I don't think the installation worked, since a couple of windows popped up saying this or ...
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Cursor moving by itsef

I have had this issue since several distributions back, but never found anything helpful, the cursor of my laptop moves itself to the down left or right corner for several seconds or minutes when I ...
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Discrepancy between visual cursor and actual cursor position while using dual monitors

I've been trying to set up dual monitors for a while now, and haven't been able to get it to work because of this issue. I was able to get it to work fine earlier today, but the issue returned later ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cursor movement causing system freeze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bErJlUSwyvc It happens while moving the cursor repeatingly on the left hand side of the screen.
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Invisibile cursor

This happens only when restarting with dual monitors. Have to remove the display cable from pc when restarting and replugging afterwards. Same situation with ubuntu, xubuntu, lxde sessions. Anyone has ...
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Mouse cursor keeps swapping back and forth, how do I fix?

This is in Gnome, which uses the Adwaita cursor theme on default. I don't particularly care for Adwaita so I replaced with Dmz-white, which is now currently on default. However the mouse will swap ...
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How to fix mouse cursor

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu, proud user though. The cursor is just fine with just my main display active, however I noticed, when I connect my external display to my laptop, the cursor blinks when it ...
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Weird Firefox behavior, treating clicked links as if they were grabbed images

Lately in Firefox on 15.04 (fully updated), I've been noting a really irritating behavior. I do a Google search for something (for example; the bug isn't limited to Google results) and then click on a ...
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What mouse cursors do I need for a theme?

I'm working a cursor theme and there seem to be a few names I'm missing. Some things like the link pointer and the question pointer, but sometimes these pointers do not get used. For the link I have: ...
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Mouse cursor disappears sometimes in 15.04

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 15.04, I sometimes face a situation where the cursor disappears, leaving me to keyboard shortcuts. Note: The cursor becomes invisible. The mouse is still functional ...
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Cursor lag in Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Wine 1.6 on my Dell D650 laptop with the intention of running Empire Earth Gold (the first edition). It starts up fine and can open the start up menu, but the cursor lags, ...
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How to Enlarge my Cursor [duplicate]

How can I make the cursor larger? The Unity Tweak Tool just doesn't make any significant difference in size. I've tried with no luck. Present cursor just under 1/8 of an inch. I'm using two System ...
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xrandr causing various cursor problems

I am using ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina screen) and I am having to use xrandr to scale the HDMI output so that everything on my (normal DPI) 1080p external monitor isn't ridiculously ...
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(Mac) Kubuntu Cursor Hangs

I Am Running Kubuntu On My Macbook Pro 2008 And Every Once In A While The Cursor Wont Move But I Can Click And Use Keyboard Shortcuts
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Blinking cursors, black screen when shutting down or restarting 14.04

When shutting down or restarting my ASUS Zenbook UX305FA running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I receive the following: 3 white blinking cursors, moving up through the screen when shutting down. 1 white ...
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Mouse flickering after fresh install

I'm having quite an annoying problem. Just this morning I installed Ubuntu (alongside windows) and I immediately noticed that my cursor is flickering. I searched through askubuntu.com and I found that ...
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Dissapeared cursor after install Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop, all worked correctly. After installation of needed software I made reboot and received message "The system is running in low-graphics mode” and black screen....
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Mouse pointer settings reverting after every second restart

I get this intermittent problem I cannot understand why. First my cursor visually disappeared. It is there and I can use it as usual, only I cannot see it. To solve that I found this thread. It is ...
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Cursor Unwanted Behaviour

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer laptop. The cursor often unwantedly moves and jumps to different locations, drags and drops items, or randomly clicks on things. Could anyone suggest a ...
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What's wrong with my cursor?

Im new to ubuntu , I come from windows , so I don't know if this is normal or not. When I try to click things , it doesn't work. To click things I have to open the start menu and then click in the ...
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Mouse Cursor not visible

My PC is on dual display-VGA & HDMI. when I plug out either cable, and cursor get visible. but it is not visible on dual.Ubuntu version is 14.04.3