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A cursor is an arrow shown on the screen (a.k.a. a pointer) to represent where the mouse is, or a flashing horizontal line in a terminal or textbox indicating where text will be inserted during typing.

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Whiteglass cursor becomes white box In Ubuntu 24.04

in latest ubuntu 24.04 Noble Numbat the cursor(whiteglass) becomes white square box sometimes, more specifically when you take it to dock or notifications i have changed the cursor theme to ...
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File names become distorted on hover

I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 22.04 to 24.04 on my desktop. I've just noticed that when I try to upload a file, when the Open File section pops up, and I try to hover over the files, the files ...
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Bigger mouse coursor on some apps since Extended Screen share

I recently tried using my tablet as a second screen for my computer by enabling the "extended virtual screen" feature. (Like this) I'm on Ubuntu 23.10 (default Gnome Desktop). Since then my ...
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window cursor won't lock in games with ubuntu 24.04 (multi-screen setup)

I decided a few days ago to be an early adopter of 24.04 just to see how it goes and find some things to report in case i find some. Well i did find something! I have a 3 screen setup and would like ...
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OBS Studio is not recording cursor while writing on graphics tablet(xp pen deco 01 v2) using stylus)

While I am writing on Graphics Tablet(xp pen deco 01 v2) by stylus, OBS Studio is not recording the cursor. Kindly give solution
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How do i make the cursor larger on my computer constantly

When I switch on my computer each morning how do I make my cursor appear larger without enabling this each time I switch on
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Cursor on hover becomes some static "preview"

I run Ubuntu on VirtualBox. Recently, VirtualBox got stuck, and I had to shut it down without properly shutting down Ubuntu. The next time I logged in, my cursor started to act weirdly. Sometimes, on ...
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XInput multi pointer changes all cursor state when one changes

I am working on a setup where I use multiple input devices/cursors to control a webpage. It works fine with reassigning input devices via xinput. There is one problem: When one cursor e.g. hovers on ...
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cursor jumps to the end of the paragraph when I attempt to insert any number in the middle of it

I have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.The cursor jumps to the end of the paragraph when I attempt to insert any number in the middle of any line of a paragraph; after the number is typed, the cursor gets re ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.3 - Cursor disappears intermittently

I'm having an issue where my cursor disappears occasionally. I can reliably cause the cursor to disappear by inputting text into a text box on Firefox, but it also disappears in other (seemingly ...
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Command xkill doesn't work : no + cursor [duplicate]

I have a minor problem with the command xkill. Once I enter the command line xkill, there is no error message, but the cursor doesn't turn into a cross like it should normally do: msi@msi-GF63-8RC➜ ~ ...
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Decrease cursor size on Ubuntu 22.04

So, there's a setting to "Decrease text size" on ubuntu, and it makes everything smaller. That's good for low quality screens. But after doing that, cursor is bigger than everything on ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.3 stop mouse cursor from hiding when typing

My Ubuntu 22.04.3 laptop has apparently randomly started hiding my mouse cursor when I type. When I use a terminal, this is fine, because the cursor reappears instantly when I start moving my mouse. ...
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How can the cursor location bar graphic in, eg Gedit, be made wider than one pixel?

This question was asked before but not answered correctly, as the answer unhelpfully said to use overwrite mode to get a bigger cursor. Is there not a way to adjust the cursor in insert mode to ...
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I can't cahnge my ubuntu cursor and solution berfore can't help me

All defaults cursors is OK, but if i try download and set something form the internet, it will usual black/white-dmz cursor. Yes, I tries to change default cursor in txt document, but doesn't work, ...
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Mouse/Touchpad Failing

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04.3 on a Dell Precision 7510. Several days ago my pointer started acting up in several ways - dragging icons unexpectedly, not responding to clicks, etc. though the pointer ...
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Accessibilty shortcut to center the mouse for visually impaired?

For a visually impaired person with a very narrow field of vision it can be difficult to locate the mouse. Imagine someone with glaucoma, they are looking through a straw, so they have to scan the ...
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Black screen with just a cursor after updating

After updating and restarting my system the login screen is completely black and just the cursor is visible. I can move my cursor (pointer) and am able to login. When logged in I can see the desktop ...
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Vim/NVim shows a weird character at cursor in terminal for comment lines

I am using Ubuntu 23.04. I don't have a custom .vimrc; I am using the system default. EDIT: The following paragraph applies to only commented lines i.e. those beginning with a #. Non-commented lines ...
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Screen (not OS) freezes unless I move the mouse

I have a Lenovo Legion laptop and an LG monitor plugged to it through HDMI. The screen image freezes until I move the mouse. It is not the system that is freezing, just the image. For instance, when ...
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Cursor doesn't respect theme when program is launched from command line

I installed breeze-cursor-theme with apt, and changed the default cursor theme via update-alternatives. Hence, update-alternatives --get-selections | grep x-cursor-theme returns x-cursor-theme ...
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Cursor theme changes to default when clicking on most buttons

My cursor changes to breeze when I click on most menus/buttons. For example, if I click the Hamburger Menu on Firefox, the cursor theme changes from the current theme I have to breeze, then it changes ...
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Ubuntu 23.04 invisible mouse

System I use I use Ubuntu 23.04 desktop and KDE. Symptom The mouse cursor disappears. Circumstances If I move the mouse I cannot see the mouse cursor itself but left click, right click and so are ...
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Cursor going backwards (again)

My cursor is going backwards. Last time I was advised to install: sudo apt install gnome-tweaks https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2415167&p=13846463#post13846463 I think it worked for some ...
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How to use mouse trails like Windows without Compiz?

Mouse trails in Windows I found this question, but it is about Compiz, which is not actively developed anymore. How to use mouse trails in recent versions Ubuntu (let's say, 22.04 LTS)? I am looking ...
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Why can't I call /usr/bin/xfce4-find-cursor on Xubuntu 20.04?

In order to switch between workplaces and simultaneously highlight the current mouse cursor position, I have associated shortcuts to certain keys. They activate one the commands sh -c "wmctrl -s ...
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Using Ubuntu 20.04 current. mouse cursor keeps disappearing - wired and bluetooth. requires touching screen to reactivate

Using Ubuntu 20.04 current. mouse cursor keeps disappearing - wired and bluetooth. requires touching screen to reactivate.
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Large mouse cursor in some applications since update to Ubuntu 23.04

I encounter a twice as large mouse cursor in some applications after updating Ubuntu from 22.10 to 23.04. For instance, in Dolphin the cursor is approximately twice as large as in the built-in Files, ...
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Intermitently lossing touchpad and cursor

Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS From time to time the cursor disappears and I cannot get it back and the system doesn't respond to the touchpad either. The only way I can get around this is to reboot. Whenever I ...
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Where is the cursor speed for mouse keys configured, under Wayland?

I basically want to ask this question, but for Wayland. Under Wayland, the suggested solution using xkbset does not work as XKB not supported for display :0 On Ubuntu 22.04, I have Mouse Keys enabled ...
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Increase mouse cursor size when moved rapidly

In MacOS, there is a feature that if the mouse cursor is moved rapidly, it increases in size (so that the cursor can be easily spotted). Once stopped, it gets back to normal size. Can something like ...
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Mouse Cursor freezes on Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS

The cpu is under no load, only browser related things are being done on this machine. It's a Dell Latitude 3520 with i5, 16GB ram and 256GB SSD. The cursor freezes when using touchpad as well as a ...
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inaccurate mouse cursor in Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.1 in VM Fusion on Mac

My cursor is significantly off where I think it should be, ie, if I want to copy text from Terminal, it will capture text one line down at least from where the cursor is. Resizing windows shows the ...
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when using the Text editor the cursor is not visible at all. no blinking either

Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, latest update as of Jan 17 2023. once i open the text editor i do not see the cursor. this makes it hard to use the text editor. can someone help me out getting ...
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Cursor/Touchpad lag while using Battery Power in Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

Long time reader, first time caller. I'm experiencing a cursor lag in Ubuntu 22.04 but only when plugged into battery power. Once unplugged, the cursor moves at the expected rate. Also of note is that ...
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Mouse cursor not changing on hover in Qt Apps (22.04)

Usually, the mouse cursor adapts to whatever it's hovering over. However, for maybe one or two weeks now (probably since some update), this will sometimes spontaneously stop working in Qt apps until I ...
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What is causing my cursor to freeze?

I have been using Ubuntu for a number of years now. I updated to the 20.04.1 version earlier this year. Since then I have not added new hardware or made any major software changes except downloading ...
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Wayland/Ubuntu 22.04 mouse cursor icon not responding on some apps

I am on ubuntu 22.04 with "Mesa Intel® Graphics (ADL GT2)" graphics. Clicking and everything else works, only cursor icon is not appropriate for its position on screen. Some apps show proper ...
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Mouse Pointer With a Square with text UBUNTU Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I had an automatic update and a square is chasing the cursor. It's seems to be some text really small. Please check as follow a screen capture: [image][1] [1]: https://i.sstatic.net/5Gndg.jpg
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Custom cursor not appearing over applications (fixed)

Edit: This problem has been fixed. It involved using a terminal command to give flatpak apps a tiny bit less security restrictions so custom cursors could appear over it. The command is in the ...
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Dual Monitor Cursor Wrap Around (no edges)

Im using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I am using a laptop with a portable screen and I am wondering is it possible to make the mouse be "without boundaries"? What I want to do is: Mouse goes to left ...
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How do I choose a specific cursor from a cursor theme I've installed? Ubuntu 22.04LTS

How do I choose a specific cursor from a cursor theme I've installed? I've installed Volantes Light Cursors. I am working in Tweaks. In fact, there are numerous other cursors within each of the other ...
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Mouse cursor is invisible in latest ubuntu 22.04

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for my work. After sometime the cursor becomes invisible. I can still use the mouse to open folders but without the cursor its very hard. So I googled and did ...
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Cursor disappears when I fullscreen an app on Ubuntu 22.04

When I press F11 on an app like Visual Studio Code, my cursor goes invisible but I can still click stuff. On Firefox, this doesn't happen. I did a search on Google, but I couldn't find any fixes.
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Invisible Mouse Cursor in Games

After I installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, I now have an invisible mouse cursor in some of my games. Specific example is Mount and Blade Warband. I definitely am not a power user so much help is needed. To ...
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How can I get back the default cursor over links in Ubuntu 22.04 with Firefox snap?

I upgraded from 20.04 to 22.04 and now my cursor looks UGLY on hover over links. How can I disable that or get back the old Firefox cursor icon? Preferably without using the apt package as explained ...
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Firefox snap ignoring Yaru cursor theme on install [duplicate]

I recently reinstalled the firefox snap for reasons unrelated to this question. I'm on ubuntu 22.04, and wayland on an amd gpu. When I did, the newly reinstalled firefox stopped respecting my system ...
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Mouse cursor changes theme in Firefox

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 with BSPWM as my window manager. I was following the Arch Wiki's Arch Wiki's guide for cursor themes and everything seemed to work when I wanted to change the default cursor ...
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touchpad cursor gets stuck after login ,ubuntu 22.04

Touchpad cursor works fine in login screen while entering password, after that cursor stuck in right hand side of screen and doesn't work.
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Tiny cursor in Firefox snap

I just migrated from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, and Firefox migrated to snap. As a result, I have a problem where mouse cursor is tiny inside Firefox window. I have display scale at 200%, so I guess that ...
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