Questions tagged [cursor]

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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Mouse cursor issues

I have this issue with my mouse where: It doesn't have a sort of its theme, just looking like the cursor on the original Mac. It's a weird install I did myself by installing Ubuntu Server and adding ...
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Increase mouse cursor size on Ubuntu Budgie 22.04

I tried all the suggestions here but none seem to work for me (after reboot/logout). Interesting that the "Budgie Desktop Settings" are 'honored' (change Style/Cursors/DMZ-Black|White) but ...
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Disable distinct "scrolling" mouse cursor appearance

When I scroll in the default file manager using my touchpad, and reaching an endpoint, the mouse cursor constantly jumps between two distinct appearances: Regular cursor, and... ...some four-way ...
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How can I always show the mouse pointer on a touchscreen laptop?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, and when I touch the screen, the mouse pointer disappears until I use the trackpad to move it outside the current window. I'd prefer to have the pointer visible at all ...
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Mouse cursor flickering when streaming video in Chrome. Browser window gets grayed

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an Asus laptop. I am not attaching any secondary monitor to it. Since few weeks I noticed that when I am watching Youtube videos sometimes the mouse cursor starts ...
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my ubuntu terminal on windows 10 is not working even after uninstall and reinstall several times

I uninstalled and reinstalled but still didn't work after opening for some time terminal gives message installing this may take a few minutes... wclRegister Distribution failed with error 0x80080005 ...
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Snap custom cursors Problem discovered but Snap Folder is protected even using nautilus as root [duplicate]

I've been wanting the Snap programs to recognize my Eevee and Vulpix cursors for a while now. I've discovered the problem. The folders only have DMZ White and Adawita as default cursors in the Snap ...
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Moving the non-cursor end of the text highlight

I know of the shortcut Shift + left arrow/right arrow to extend/retract the text selection, but it moves only at the cursor. Is there a way to move the "tail" of the highlight in the same ...
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Change text cursor of gedit theme in .xml file

I am trying to change the text cursor of a gedit theme I downloaded from the internet. I thought changing the foreground color here<style background="#F8F8F0" foreground="#000000&...
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Mouse/touchpad cursor disappearing on HP pavilion running ubuntu 20.04 or 21.10

I am new to ubuntu, I have been running 20.04 on VM(on Acer aspire 5) for a year now with no problems. I recently got a new laptop, HP Pavilion with windows 10, and decided to dual boot it with ubuntu,...
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Two cursor on my Screen

So I just install Ubuntu 20.04 and it was working fine for a little time but after some time there is an arrow stuck on Screen and I tried many things shown here But nothing solves my problem so what ...
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Dual cursor in Ubuntu. One static and other movable

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a dual boot with windows 10. I have 12 gb ram, 512 gb ssd and ryzen 5. When I log in to Ubuntu and press enter the small cursor becomes static and a new somewhat bigger ...
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Are there any apps with MPX support?

I recently came to the discovery of MPX (Multiple-Pointers X). It allows you to have multiple cursors controled by multiple mouses at the same time. As cool as it is, not many apps support it. In fact,...
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Mouse pointer issue

I am facing problem with mouse pointer/cursor. whenever I am moving mouse I am getting this unwanted animation. I have not enabled this on purpose. Please help me with this issue.enter image ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 snap packages don't respect cursor theme

I'm using the Bibata cursor theme on Kubuntu 20.04 and whenever I move my mouse to a snap application it reverts to dmz-white. I'm assuming that it just isn't in gtk-common-themes. Is there any way at ...
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Second monitor suddenly upside down and shows bios logo and the cursor is X

I have just booted my computer up, and one of my monitors is suddenly upside down and only shows my bios logo. I can move my mouse to it, but it appears as an X. Also, for some reason after entering ...
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How to change the scrolling cursor in Gnome 3, Ubuntu 20.04.3

When scrolling through a page in many of the apps that come with Gnome by default (Evince for example) the cursor changes from the standard pointer cursor to the move pointer which resembles a compass....
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Fix I-beam cursor offset, caret moves to the wrong side of letters

I have Ubuntu 20.04 in a VirtualBox. In text editors (e.g. gedit, Qt Creator, etc.), the caret is placed on the wrong side of the letter when I click approximately the middle of the letter: Screenshot ...
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After 20.04 upgrade my system freezes after log in unless I use Wayland

I was running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS. I've just upgraded 20.04. When it boots and gets to the new log in screen, my arrow cursor is frozen and the trackpad does nothing and so the only thing I ...
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How to install a mouse cursor on the XFCE Desktop Environment? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a mouse cursor theme on a desktop environment known as XFCE. I know it's easy on GNOME, but... I'm not sure how to install a theme on XFCE after downloading it. Do I choose it ...
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How can I make my cursor unfrozen?

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 and my cursor worked fine, then suddenly it wouldn't move nearly every time I booted it. One thing that I found that fixed it was pressing F6 twice, but once the icon that showed ...
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Mouse doesn't go left side monitor only goes Right side

So I have 2 external monitor, so my mouse cursor only goes the right side monitor, can not take mouse to left side, can't find any options to fix it, any suggestions how to control or move mouse both ...
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Remmina VNC - Cursor Disappears when using "grab all keyboard events"

I am using Remmina (1.4.21 installed via SNAP) on Ubuntu (20.04.3 LTS) to remote into a mac computer, using VNC plugin for GNOME & KVM; everything works great when I am not using the "grab ...
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No Eevee Cursor on Snap Programs

Hi I have a problem with snap packages It turns out that I have a pack of Eevee cursors converted from .ani to xcursor with RealWorld Cursor Editorbut the problem is that when using a snap program, it ...
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Mouser Cursor not being able to go to the second screen when using a Fullscreen application

So, to put it simple, I use Ubuntu 20.04 and when I tab out of Minecraft, the Clicks do not register and the cursor is not able to cross over to the second screen. Note: My cursor can reach the second ...
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How do I get mouse acceleration feeling the same as in Mac OS?

I only seem to have the option of choose between "flat" and "adaptive" mouse acceleration profiles. "Adaptive" feels too mild. The closest I've gotten is switching to the ...
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Xubuntu 20.04: cursor spins indefinitely after startup

After upgrading to Xubuntu 20.04, once I log in the cursor shows the busy (spinning) cursor indefinitely. Is there any way to figure out why it's showing the spinning cursor, like what application it'...
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Cursor Vanishing When Moved to Right Side of Screen

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with a RTX3070 and two monitors. When the left monitor is flipped and I move the cursor to the right hand side of the right monitor, the cursor vanishes! Using the keyboard I ...
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How to make cursor visible on start up 20.04 without using the mouse?

This question was asked for an older version at: Make cursor visible after startup without moving the mouse However the answer doesn't work and I can't add a comment there because of being new here. I ...
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(SOLVED) Cursor icon reverts to the classic one (or some other ugly one) when in certain apps such as Discord or Spotify in Kubuntu 20.04 (KDE)

Certain apps, (i suppose snap ones?) refuse to uses any cursor icon I might have installed and instead display an ugly one when hovering over the said windows. Sometimes it is the default cursor, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with two monitors, cursor jumps to wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.3 with Nvidia GTX 1660 Super GPU and 2 monitors. 1st Monitor : 29" 2560x1080(21:9) wide screen (HDMI) 2nd Monitor : 32" 1920.1080(16:9) normal screen (DISPLAYPORT) 1st ...
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Cursor Hover-Over Icon Information

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Focal Fossa From 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Using 18.04, when I hovered the mouse cursor over a desktop icon or any icon,a description of, or the name of, what the ...
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When I restart or shutdown my Ubuntu (Dual system with Windows 10), the cursor flickers for a long time in the upper left corner of the black screen

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my PC(Windows 10), now a dual system. When I shut down or restart from Ubuntu, the cursor (like this " | ") flickers for a long time in the upper left corner of ...
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Firefox: Cursor doesn't disappear in fullscreen

Apologies if this is more of a Firefox forum question but I thought this may be a better place to post the question. Basically, Firefox does not auto hide the cursor when I go into fullscreen mode. I ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 unable to change cursor size

I recently updated from Xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 on my Dell XPS 15 with hi-dpi screen and I'm unable to change cursor size. I'm using XFCE with i3 as window manager. So far I've tried: Adding Xcursor....
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Cursor becomes invisible Kubuntu 20.04 when watching videos

Kubuntu 20.04, KDE Plasma Version 5.18.5, KDE Frameworks Version 5.68.0, Qt Version 5.12.8, Kernel Version 5.8.0-59-generic, 64 bit, 2x Intel@Core Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06 GHz with 3.8 GiB RAM. Everything ...
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Cursor stuck on title bar with double monitor

I just bought a second monitor to use with my laptop, a vertical one. Aside from the difference in dpi, which I can live with (not easily fixed unless i blur the screen with xrandr scaling), my cursor ...
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Cursor Glitch Ubuntu 21.04

I installed Ubuntu 21.01 as dual boot with Windows 10 two weeks ago. Except that there is some sort of square/rectangle around my mouse that "draws" over anything behind it and follows the ...
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Cursor Jumping uncontrollably since linux-image-5.4.0-65-generic update

Some time ago, for reasons I never figured out, my cursor started jumping all over the screen, occasionally clicking on things and opening apps and windows I don't want. Eventually I found a (sort of) ...
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Source code for Cursor detection and function

I am looking into the repository of Ubuntu now to find where the cursor detection function is implemented. My idea is that: I want to implement a new program to control cursor over multiple screen. So ...
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Touchpad cursor not responsive in Ubuntu, works in Windows

Summary: When I boot into Ubuntu, the touchpad is not responsive; the mouse does not move. When I boot into Windows, it works fine. System information:: I have a Toshiba Satellite S55 laptop. I am ...
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Lubuntu cursor gone crazy

Back when the laptop ran windows10 the mouse started going crazy but I disabled the touchscreen drivers and the problem was solved there but since I changed to Lubuntu. I don't know what to do and I ...
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Cannot see cursor on new Ubuntu install

New to Linux. Installed Ubuntu ... version ??? Cannot see cursor. Googled for suggestions. Tried several command line instructions to increase cursor size but none worked. I am sight challenged and ...
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Two Cursor Bug in Ubuntu 20.04 in 125% resolution

I am using Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 with ubuntu 20.4 (GNOME and don't suggest me other DE please), with 125% resolution, but getting the issue of two cursors after logging in. How am I supposed to solve ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland Dash To Dock and Application Launcher switching cursor to default cursor when hovering over it

I am sorry if I could not explain it well in the title. Here is my issue: I am using the Dash To Dock extension with Ubuntu 21.04 (GNOME on Wayland) and whenever I hover my mouse over the dock, or ...
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Using .cur cursor on Ubuntu?

I know you can install cursors from gnome-look and use them via gnome tweaks. I was wondering if there was a way (like mousecape for mac), to use custom cursors, like for example a .cur cursor from ...
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Two computers clean installing latest version of Ubuntu 20.10 not working

Today, the computer my company got me arrived and I had to install Ubuntu on it. After attempting several times to install Ubuntu 20.10 (and also 20.04), the only result I got was the blinking ...
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blinking cursor (caret) inconsistent across apps

i am new to ubuntu (using 18.04), and realise a lot has been said already about blinking cursors, eg this comprehensive source: https://jurta.org/en/prog/noblink however, when i turn blinking off in ...
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Two mouse cursors after lock and switch user on ubuntu 20.10

Ubuntu 20.10 and all software up to date Reproducing: Prerequisites: enable Fractional Scaling in Settings / Displays and set scale to 125%, 150% or 175% Use shortcut [super + L] / [win + L] or menu ...
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Lefthanded-Orientation for Wacom Intuos Pro M on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS does not change direction of cursor movement

Tablet Wacom Intuos Pro M on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS is set for left-hand control. In the 'Map Buttons' settings the buttons are correctly displayed on screen on the right-hand side if Left-Handed ...
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