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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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 ...
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How to convert Ubuntu cursor to Windows and conversely?

Is it possible to convert ubuntu cursor theme to windows .cur and .ani. and make ubuntu cursor theme from Windows .cur & .ani files? If so, How thanks :)
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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?