I am using Ubuntu 13.04.

CTRL Key in VirtualBox is not working for me, that's because the "Show position of the mouse..." is hogging the CTRL key.

I don't see an option to disable this in the Mouse settings. Any idea what is going on? Any way to modify this behavior without the GUI?

Setting not available

  • It is very weird how little control the System Settings->Mouse actually gives you. It's scandalous! – neuronet Jul 11 '16 at 12:47

This might or might not, work.

Install Dconf editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Open Dconf and navigate to:

org -> gnome -> settings deamon -> peripherals -> mouse  

There should be a setting there titled locate-pointer.

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If it's not there, then I don't think its possible to change this. Very weird it defaults to on...

  • At least with Nautilus 3.14.3 be were of this bug that don't let you copy (Ctrl+C) filenames. – Pablo Bianchi Jun 9 '17 at 2:02

This feature has been removed in newer versions of Gnome (3.6 and up) so you will no longer be able to change this. If you upgraded from a previous version of Ubuntu that is probably why you have this issue.

I would suggest doing a fresh install.

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