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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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 ...
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can't change cursor size

My cursor seems too small to me (due to 4k screen), i want to make it bigger, i've tried using dconf-editor(org.gnome.desktop.interface-cursor size) and unity-tweak-tool(larger option) none of them ...
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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
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Problem mouse (cursor or pointer)

sorry for my bad english. I have version Ubuntu 14.04, I was changing themes with Unity Tweak Tool and I presented a problem: When I'm in an application, the cursor is "DMZ-WHITE", but when I'm on ...
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Invisible cursor when using dual monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.3 64bit with lastest updates installed and I have two Dell monitors. I used DVI and VGA to connected them with my PC. I connect one monitor with PC, then start ubuntu, then ...
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Gaming Mouse Cursor Freeze

Cant move the mouse pointer using the gaming mouse, but can move it using touch pad, the mouse is ok and working. All other buttons work.
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Keyboard Cursor Blinking Default Settings

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. I broke keyboard cursor blinking default settings. How can I go back to the first installation in that setting? Image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iIiHg.png
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Cursor disappear when I get close to the top of the screen

The title describes the issue perfectly. It happens in linux mint Rafaela too..and it didnt happen with the live USB. Is there a way to solve this issue?
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14.04.3 install ok, but no login after reboot [duplicate]

I installed 14.04.3 on my 64 bit machine. When the machine booted with the .iso DVD I created, I got a lot of error messages that quickly disappeared, and the installation began. The install ...
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Gnome install on Ubuntu 15.04 Server - no cursor/shell theme configuration

My aim is to get a clean, stripped down version of Ubuntu with Gnome 3 GUI I installed 15.04 server on VMWare Workstation Though the cursor is missing on gnome UI (Activities etc.) after ...
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Green Bars Next to Cursor after Suspend 14.04

After resuming from a suspend in Ubuntu 14.04, I get a rectangular box filled with colored bars/lines that follows my cursor with a constant offset from it. The bars are sometimes green and sometimes ...
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Why does my cursor vanish everytime I reboot my laptop?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. I also have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I observe that everytime I make a reboot the cursor vanishes. I have to press 'Ctrl' + 'F1', then going to 'Terminal' I have to ...
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Huge cursor/pointer in 15.04 4k monitor

just installed 15.04 for the first time. Linux nubee. My cursor/pointer is huge like shown here Huge mouse cursor arrow after installing Nvidia drivers I did all system updates, and installed a ...
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I have no cursor

I have no cursor, and I've tried to find a solution for it, but I can't find anything, anywhere. All of the solutions I have found don't do anything. Please help!
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Why my cursor vanishes evrytime I reboot?

I am On Ubuntu 14.04 . I find the cursor in my laptop screen always vanishing whenever I reboot. How to rectify this problem permanently? I know the temporary solution of using command and then .
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How do I get my touchapd to work properly?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop and right click does not work, I have to click hard, and I can't scroll, drag items, or highlight text by holding my pointer finger on the left button and using my ...
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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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 to disable mouse cursor autohide

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Suddenly it my mouse cursor is only visible when I move it. Can someone help me with a way to make it always stay visible. It appears that somehow a mouse cursor autohide ...
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problem with my mouse cursor in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my mouse cursor sometime is flickering and disappears. I'm using the laptop's mousepad.
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My cursor is changing it's size when it's over Ubuntu UI

I have two displays: One on my laptop: 15 inch 4K One connected by HDMI: 27 inch Full HD I keep my laptop cover closed, and I'm using only HDMI connected monitor, Full HD. My problem is, no matter ...
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Mouse cursor issue

I'm having a weird problem since upgrading to 15.04. After my computer has been on for a while (usually just with Chrome open), the mouse cursor changes to the hand-grab cursor when right-clicked. ...
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Cursor blinking problem

There is cursor continuously blinking and right click does not work in my dell inspiron 3000 series laptop while I installed Ubuntu 12.04. How do I fix it?
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How can I make my trackpoint even more sensitive, so it moves faster with a light touch?

I already have my trackpoint set to maximum sensitivity via this method. I still find that I want it to be more sensitive, ie, that it will move quicker when I lightly push it. How can I ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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Screen flickers while booting and mouse invisible

I am new to Ubuntu, and I just installed it on my machine, a few days later, the screen now flickers (when the computer is starting up), and now the cursor is gone. I have searched for solutions ...
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Sometimes the cursor is invisible,but it still operates

Sometimes this happens,when I boot into ubuntu,the logon screen has no cursor,but when i move it,it still operates,i log in,and it is still invisible. If I log out,then log back i,the cursor ...
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Blank windows after install ubuntu (dual boot)

My name is James and I am having a terrific struggle at the moment. I have been searching for hours for a solution, but none fits my problem. I hope you can help me out! I have been trying to install ...
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Which Linux Cursor Theme is this?

I've spent more time than I'd like to admit, trying to find what cursor theme this is. A couple of days back, was editing index.theme inside /usr/share/icons by following a guide online. Suddenly, ...
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Laptop cursor flicker when docked and connected with 2nd display

new to Ubuntu here. I made my Dell Precision M4700 Dual bootable between windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive. So far everything works wonderfully, except ...
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after installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same

After installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same. Same tick icon appears for all activities. I have searched the web but no good. Can anybody help? TIA!
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Cursor moving oddly on link hover style

When I move my mouse cursor over a hyperlink and it changes to the hand symbol, it also moves to the side. Here's a phone video of the problem, as screen capture would not be able to show it. ...
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Imprint of the cursor sticks at the center of my screen on 14.04 after unlocking the screen

After logging out and in (using ctrl+alt+L) there is a cursor which is frozen in the middle of the screen. The other cursor works fine, but the frozen one is quite annoying. It disappears when I turn ...
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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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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 ...