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I would suggest you update your cursor theme and cursor size. First in a terminal type: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Choose the number of the theme you want - e.g. 0 for DMZ-White Changing the value here requires a reboot - a logout and login will not suffice. Secondly, using dconf-editor (install using sudo apt-get install ...


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You can check this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1238410 I'm no longer affected on a new 14.04 dev install but on my 13.10 install from 2 weeks prior to release it still could happen For the 13.10 install disabling the gnome-settings-daemon cursor plugin has proved effective. To try, in terminal gsettings set ...


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In order to get your custom cursor to work with all applications do: Download a cursor theme. Open Gnome Tweak Tool and change the cursor theme. Open a Terminal. Run this command: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Select the number corresponding to your choice Log out. Log back in. You can see a video tutorial on YouTube.


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This is a known bug in compiz see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/141500. A found a workaround that works great for me on the bug page. Create a file Mark it as executable (Right Click > Properties > Permissions > Allow executing file as program) Open in gedit and paste the following #!/bin/bash mkdir -p $HOME/.icons/default ...


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Try 'unclutter' the purpose of this program is to hide the pointer after the mouse has not moved for a while. Using it, you can make the pointer appear only when the user touches the screen, and disappear right after it. (maybe this was not exactly what you were aiming for. But it is much easier than your alternative =P) To use, install it sudo apt-get ...


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The easiest way to do that is to use the gnome-tweak-tool . It is in the Software Center. But due to some dependencies it will install gnome-shell in addition. When you've installed gnome-tweak-tool, seek for this via dash as "Advanced Settings" With this you can change to your desired themes and perhaps x11-cursor. But for me the alternative x11-cursor ...


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I use VirtualBox (4.2.4r81684) on a Windows 7 host, had ubuntu desktop 12.04 guest, upgraded to 12.10 recently, and experienced this mouse jumping you describe, even after updating guest additions. This helped me out: Long story short: this bug will be fixed eventually. You can either run these commands on EVERY boot (can put into a script in your ...


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If you prefer GUI you can use unity-tweak-tool. How to: Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for unity-tweak-too and install it. open ubuntu-tweak-tool, under Appearance click on Cursor: Under Preferences enable ☑ Use large cursors: Logout and log back in. Custom Cursor Themes: If you don't like default cursors you can download a nice large cursor ...


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That is a known issue. To change your cursor globally follow below instruction. Open terminal and paste gksu nautilus hit enter then insert your password hit enter. You will be now viewing nautilus as root. now go to file system on left panel. Navigate to /usr/share/icons/default and open index.theme with your favorite text editor and change DMZ-White to ...


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To fix Skype's non-default mouse cursor theme on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, Firstly you have to enable MultiArch by running (in a terminal window) the command: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Then refresh apt repository list by typing: sudo apt-get update And finally you have to install the following package: sudo apt-get install libxcursor1:i386


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FYI, doug's response here seems to have solved the problem for me. Several hours now with no issue. Using Synergy heavily as well, which was always a sure way to make it vanish. The gist: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false Thanks for the modprobe suggestion, though. That made the issue at least tolerable!


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Maybe its too late for reply, but i faced a problem using this in 12.04. If you download a Cursor theme and extract it to /usr/share/icons/, make sure change its permission to 755: chmod -R 755 cursors/ and change the Cursor theme in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme to your theme. then apply instruction described by suli8


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Two possible workarounds to this bug: Install the "gdm" package. The installer will ask what is your preferred login manager, choose "gdm" instead of "lightdm". Stick to lightdm, but configure your account so as you don't have to type a password to log in. If your home folder is encrypted, no luck, that is not possible. If not, activate the "automatic ...


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Kubuntu The package unclutter : http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/unclutter is not part of the kubuntu-desktop : http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/kubuntu-desktop. That is, at here, with the new Kubuntu 12.04 beta installation: :~$ unclutter The program 'unclutter' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install ...


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As indicated in this very similar question, your best option appears to be using keymon; it is fairly easy to customize it for an effect similar to what you see in your video. 1. Install keymon From the Software Center, or via sudo apt-get install key-mon 2. Make its window minimal and enable the click indicator The default window shows mouse and ...


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Installing the theme is pretty simple. Simply extract the folder in the archive to ~/.icons (the ~/ represents your home folder, and .icons is a hidden directory). Then, install Ubuntu-Tweak from here: https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/next, and use that to change your cursor theme.


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For gnome-terminal, add this to your ~/.vimrc (to be created if missing): if has("autocmd") au InsertEnter * silent execute "!gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_shape ibeam" au InsertLeave * silent execute "!gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_shape block" au VimLeave * ...


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I had this problem on a Dell Optiplex 955. It has something to do with the video drivers and the default cursor set. You can set SWCursor on in your xorg configuration as discussed in this Ubuntu Forums post, however that has some performance impact (probably negligible on modern systems though). What I did is edit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme and ...


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Try hitting alt + ctrl + F6, then alt + ctrl + F7. This will switch two virtual console 6 then back virtual console 7. This brings my mouse pointer back. If it works for you then you can do this automatically by adding a script to: /etc/pm/sleep.d/ I called mine 'mouse_hack' and in it all I have is: 'chvt 6; chvt 7'. It should be owned by root, and be ...


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This is definitely a problem I've noticed as well. I have a very fast computer with an SSD and no CPU was being used by the process giving the cursor. An empty gedit window would show the dang thing. In fact this problem drove me so crazy, I decided to go with the "hackish" solution - get rid of the "thinking" cursor. I never needed it anyways. The way to ...


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If you are on a VirtualBox, and your issue is with Ubuntu 12.10. You can avoid this issue by pressing the right hand CTRL + I also called host-i. This enables and disables mouse integration, because the issue is caused by a mouse integration problem between your host machine and VirtualBox. If you are not using a VirtualBox virtual machine to run Ubuntu ...


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The cursor files uses X11 cursor type of files: $ file /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors/hand2 /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursors/hand2: X11 cursor GIMP plugin You need a plugin to edit cursors files with GIMP called "X11 Mouse Cursor (XMC) plug-in" which you can find here. The X tool You can also create your own PNG images and transform them to ...


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Shift+Numlock does actually work... but you have to enable "Pointer Keys" first To enable "Pointer Keys": You can find this under: -> System Settings... -> Keyboard Layout... -> Options -> Miscellaneous compatibility options -> Toggle PointerKeys with Shift + Numlock as shown here: The checkbox was unchecked ...


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You can use the following function to extract current cursor position in a simple array: extract_current_cursor_position () { export $1 exec < /dev/tty oldstty=$(stty -g) stty raw -echo min 0 echo -en "\033[6n" > /dev/tty IFS=';' read -r -d R -a pos stty $oldstty eval "$1[0]=$((${pos[0]:2} - 2))" eval ...


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Ubuntu (and Linux in general) uses the X11 cursor format, which isn't supported by Windows. On Ubuntu, these files are located in /usr/share/icons/<name-of-cursor-theme>. The default is DMZ-White. If you want to use the DMZ cursor theme on Windows, you can use this set converted to Windows cursor format: ...


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I've had a similar experience on my Dell Vostro laptop, it turns out my touchpad was set to be so sensitive, even just my palm floating a millimetre above it would trigger a click-action. The solution for me was to reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad, but I'm not sure that works on all machines though. Funny thing is, I had the same problem in Ubuntu ...


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From the above thread Edit /etc/default/grub , you may need to boot to recovery mode to make the edit. # Command line sudo -e /etc/default/grub # Graphical gksu gedit /etc/default/grub Edit the "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" to look lilke this GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop" Update grub sudo update-grub Reboot If ...


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Question Your desktop enviroment ? (http://askubuntu.com/questions/65083/what-different-des-shells-are-available) It seems It seems that, if your cursor theme supports multiple sizes then you could change the mouse cursor size /1/,/2/,/3/. Either with the .Xresources /4/ file or with your DE configuration file. The KDE is using kcminputrc /3/, the gui is ...


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(I think when I read it first I thought you meant in and X11 desktop, like Lubuntu. Sorry if it doesn't help. I don't see how to delete.) There is 2 ways I have found to do this in Lubuntu. Find a desired curser theme, and hopefully it will give you the terminal command, like sudo apt-get install oxygen-cursor-theme oxygen-cursor-theme-extra. Then go to ...



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