Microsoft or Apple OS has a feature wherein shaking the cursor temporarily enlarges it until you see it, or press Control and a circle will animate around the cursor letting you quickly find it. In Ubuntu 16.04 how do I quickly find the cursor? I frequently lose where it is when using two monitors.


I feel like I remember another way, but: in terminal

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins

then open ccsm using


and enable show mouse, click super+k produces a circular star animation.

  • Is there no default option? Must I install this package and its dependencies? – DBinJP Dec 4 '17 at 0:06
  • @DBinJP I feel like there was but I just can't remember. – Aaahh Dec 5 '17 at 0:18
  • @DBinJP a quick google search: askubuntu.com/questions/230102/… – Aaahh Dec 5 '17 at 0:19

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