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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Changing the X11 default pointer size

The mechanism for changing the cursor theme has been outlined in answers to other questions such as this one. Moreover, this question contains the procedure that I use. In case you don't want to ...
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How to unhide mouse cursor on Nexus 7?

I am using Synergy to control my Ubuntu on Nexus 7 using my desktop mouse and keyboard. However, the mouse cursor is displayed only if I connect my mouse via USB. What service controls the visibility ...
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors

My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors on every screen update. I jus had a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), and now my screens are properly setup, i noticed that my cursor is ...
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Unable to re-size cursor on 14.04

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I have 3 monitors, 2 externals and a internal. All are 1080p (so the same resolution). I am unable to resize my mouse cursor to be larger. I have ...
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Icon cursor not changing properly

I downloaded the Unity tweak tool in order to change my cursor to the Oxy-zion, which I love. I extracted the Oxy-zion cursor set to the icons folder, and for the most part, it works, except when I ...
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Desktop is missing mouse pointer on (secondary?) Display

After a standard install of Xubuntu 13.10 Blank I encountered an almost normal looking desktop, yet the mouse pointer was invisible but fully functional. Since I was trying out different display ...
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Cursor blinking with DisplayLink

I just got my DisplayLink monitor (Lenovo LT1421) running on my Ubuntu 13.10 Laptop. With the help of some really helpful tutorials from archlinux (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164385) I ...
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Is there a way to get bouncy cursor using Unity?

I have just realized that compiz doesn't have the option for a bouncing cursor (a cursor that will bounce whenever you access an application, like a busy cursor) as KDE does it. Is there a way to ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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Windows cursor for 12.04

I am looking for a cursor that is similar to that for Windows 7. Really I don't mind the default one but the 'hand' with the pointing finger is annoying me. Is there a simple way to get rid of the ...
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How can I fix not being able to click on anything?

I booted up my computer today, and after logging in, I can move the cursor, but I can't click on anything. I've tried the laptop's internal touchpad and two external mice. None of them work. If it ...
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Touchpad pointer lags / hangs / jumps

I have HP Mini 210 and I tried to install Ubuntu, Xubuntu and even Lubuntu. But the problem is the same: when moving the cursor I see lags between cursor's previous position and current and sometimes ...
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How do I get my cursor to move across X displays correctly?

I have a display wall consisting of 18 monitors connected to three ATI Eyefinity 6 6800 cards. I'm using the ATI proprietary drivers and have setup three Eyefinity display clusters of six monitors ...
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How to use custom cursor?

I just switched to ubuntu from Windows and I had made a custom cursor for myself on windows and I'm trying to use that same one on ubuntu. All I can find is something about a cursor theme, but not ...
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How do I convert .ani file into Ubuntu native extension?

I have a cursor pack for Windows which I would like to use with Ubuntu. But I see the Cursor directory of Ubuntu has extensionless files. Can I convert .ani animations to Ubuntu native cursors?
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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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Mouse cursor sometimes is some pixel over its real position

I'm on 14.04 / Unity. I can't say how to replicate or which are contingent conditions, but sometimes my mouse coursor is some pixel upper than its real position, so if I click on an object, probably ...
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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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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Can't change cursor theme

I can't change my cursor theme. I downloaded and installed Comixcursor, I have all themes listed in unity tweak tool, but when I select a comix cursor, don't happen anything. Also, when i changed it ...
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Change mouse speed when modifer key is held

I've actually gotten this usability desire from the Blender3D interface, when manipulating a 3d object with the mouse you can often hold shift (or may be its ctrl) to reduce the mouse movement's ...
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Mouse cursor slow after wake in 14.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04, and I have encountered a small problem. Whenever I wake the system up from suspend, the cursor starts moving very slowly and choppily. Any thoughts? Edit: I ...
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Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but no unknown monitor

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 few days ago. Everything was Ok. But suddenly the mouse cursor has started flickering and disappearing. I have searched through this community and found some solution like ...
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Mouse cursor getting invisible in ubuntu & blinking as well as

Im using ubuntu 12.10 , facing problem with blinked mouse cursor as well as invisible sometimes. it seems that a veil is present on my screen and the mouse gets hidden behind the veil. help me.
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Lubuntu window borders are gone and mouse cursor is a black X

I was writing a python script to do some basic stuff with Skype. I included in this script a way to remotely reboot the computer. I used it, the computer rebooted as expected, but when it came back ...
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How to change default X mouse cursor form black X to arrow?

I'm using X in ubuntu 12.04.2 server without any DM for safety purpose, and everything works well except the cursor shape. It's a black X now and sudo dpkg-reconfigure doesn't work due to no DM. How ...
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Clickpad Cursor Jumps when using drag and drop (synaptics)

I recently swiched from Windows to Linux (again after buying a new laptop). After trying a few distros (Mint, openSuse) I ended up with Ubuntu. Now my Problem: On every Distro I installed (even on ...
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Problem with mouse

I am currently using Kubuntu 13.10 on laptop and I am observing strange mouse behavior. I can manage system using keyboard and can move cursor but when I try to click it seems that nothing happens. ...
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1 mouse multi cursor same desktop

I'm wondering if there is a software or a way (maybe virtual machine) to have 1 mouse device and maybe 10 or more virtual cursor at the same desktop that can be activated at once (by pushing down Caps ...
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Just received an error message in terminal

My mouse has just stopped working - left click, right click, scroll - on the Ubuntu Desktop. I clicked inside CCSM and the code below popped up in my terminal: ...
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No cursor in login screen - Ubuntu 13.10

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu on my family's laptop, the login screen doesn't display the cursor. The same problem happened in the user profiles, but I was able to remedy this with: gsettings set ...
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Mouse disappearing (problems with Display)

Since I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the mouse pointer disappear (not blink, really disappear). I can still move, click normally, but the cursor doesn't appear. Everytime this happens, on the Settings > ...
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13.10 Cursor disappears on Asus X200CA w/ Touch screen

I installed 13.10 on this Asus X200CA-CT156H 11" laptop with Touchscreen. A version of this model without the touchscreen is sold with Ubuntu but this one was with Win 8. I get random cursor ...
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Why do I have (and how do I fix) this jagged, pixelated mouse cursor?

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 and the system uses this awful, pixelated cursor. At first, I thought it was a minor glitch in the installer. It's actually a problem that persisted into the installed ...
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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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Touchpad problem and cursor vibrating continuously in Lenovo Z570 laptop

I am using a Lenovo Z570 model. I have installed Ubuntu through USB stick by making it bootable but now I have problem with the touchpad and my cursor is vibrating continuously.
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Official Ubuntu Mouse Cursor theme?

I would be more than happy to know if there's any work-in-progress ongoing to create a fresh official cursor theme for Ubuntu. A lot of work is dedicated to design in terms of a new icon-set proposed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no boot

I am trying to in install Ubuntu as a clean install with no other OS. Whenever I choose my HDD it appears it is choosing to install the mbr to another HDD. I am going to unplug all other HDDs, but ...
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Cursor disapearing (touch laptop) 13.10

I use a touch laptop ad have been wondering i there where perhaps any more elaborate answers to the disappearing cursor in 13.10. when using the touch screen on my laptop the cursor will disappear ...
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Blinking Cursor Instead of Booting

I'm posting here as my last resort. I did an extensive google search with no results whatsoever. I have a laptop with Phoenix BIOS aged 5-6 years old. I was running Windows 7 and then 8.1 fine until ...
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Change mouse cursor while app is loading

How can I change the mouse cursor while an app is loading? In Windows a clock or timer appears while you wait until the software you execute launches. I wish I had something like that. Thanks in ...
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Cursor (touchpad) moves and clicks erratically

Sometimes (usually after two-finger scrolling) the touchpad on my Asus X54C becomes unresponsive and the cursor begins to click and move small distances. Clicking seems to happen more often than ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to use my mouse size/theme settings everywhere?

I'm really enjoying Xubunut, except for one thing - the only time it obeys my mouse size/theme settings is when I'm not in a system tool or application. By default, the mouse cursor size is pretty ...
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After upgrade 13.10 edge between screens is solid, not sticky

I just upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04. I'm using the open source drivers. I have an old 1600 x 1200 CRT screen and 1280 x 1024 LCD screen attached. This used to work without problems on 13.04. I ...
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How do I programmatically change user's default appearance settings in KDE?

I have changed my window decoration + cursor theme in kubuntu for one user. I was wondering how I would make it the default window decoration + cursor theme for new users. I tried copying ~/.kde ...
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Another blinking cursor issue… And no hope

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for the last 3 days and went through dozens of topics but nothing works for me, so this thread is my last hope. I have a laptop Tohshiba Satellite A215. Few months ...
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Nano Cursor Appearance

I'm using nano on a Raspberry Pi. The cursor was a green box before and I've somehow changed it to a blinking line. How do I change it back to a green box?
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Cursor blinking and disappear

I'm using 13.10 and the cursor is blinking a lot and disappear in the main window (i.e Firefox), but it works. I can click and all it should do. Its worst right after start-up, then after a while it ...