After recently re-installing, i went through every System Setting and choose exactly how i wanted everthing to be.

Except one thing.

I'd never seen the Show Cursor on CTRL value before, and wanted to know what it was like. After a while it was simply annoying, whenever i paste of cut in chrome it takes the focus off of the text before i can press V.

I have been through eveything in System Settings and can't find it again to disable it.

How do i set CTRL not to pulse around the cursor?

I will be happy with directions in System Settings, Ubuntu Tweak, or GConf.


It took me awhile to find it as well, its System Settings -> Mouse and TouchPad and then on the first tab under general.

  • Thanks, couldn't see it anywhere! Will mark as answer in 7 minutes, won't let me now. – Lewis Goddard Nov 18 '11 at 11:28

In Ubuntu 13.10 I found it only in the packet

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

(german in "Optimierungs-Werkzeug") and there in the Setting for the mouse:

show location of mouse pointer

And here is the old german screenshot (Hebt die aktuelle Position des Zeigers hervor, wenn die Strg-Taste gedrückt und wieder losgelassen wird.)

  • In Ubuntu 14.04 still the same. – euDennis May 14 '14 at 4:41
  • Would please make an English screenshot instead, You can use LANGUAGE=en gnome-tweak-tool . – user.dz May 14 '14 at 9:46
  • good point, didn't know how to open guis in english – rubo77 May 14 '14 at 9:53

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