I'm running Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 on a 3440x1440 resolution, combine that with bad eyesight and the default mouse pointer size can be hard to see.

Is there a way to increase it's size?

  • The answer below is the best one. You don't need to install ubuntu-tweaks or use vi/gedit. – guettli Aug 27 '20 at 14:01

Alternatively you can also try GUI method. Open Settings->Universal Access->Cursor Size

And choose your preferred size.

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  • Deleted my response ... gnome-control-center is there (launched from cmd line it works for mate). – uDude Aug 25 '20 at 18:43
  • thank you very much! This is very easy, that's the way it should be! – guettli Aug 27 '20 at 14:02
  • Similar question from askubuntu. – Scrooge McDuck 2 days ago

Tested and verified.

View the existing cursor-size (default 24):

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size

Set a different size (32 for example):

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-size 32

Logout and re-login required.


Budgie has a control-center, which is quite new since 2017.

Here is shown how to go on with control-center in budgie:


In window-manager of gnome, there is a control-center too (its name is gnome-control-center) and in gnome you can adjust mouse and mouse-pointer. In gnome-control-center there is an entry for "accessibility" special for handicapped people. For people who see bad, there can be increased the desktop with its bigger icons.

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