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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Ubuntu 20.04 crashes after resisizing the cursor

I have tried to change the cursor size on my Focal Fossa. Upon selecting larger cursor size in the Universal Access settings, my Ubuntu froze completely. I rebooted the device. Log-in seemed to ...
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Changing cursor size to max breaks my system

After I change the cursor size to the max size, available in cursor size under Universal Access (Also shown in this Screenshot) my system just crashes. Even after I restart the most that happens is a ...
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“softcursor” option for xpra?

I'm using xpra to automate a game in another X session. Previously using Xephyr, there was an option called -softCursor that would emulate its own cursor (so that I can see where it's clicking from ...
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Touchpad stopped working 20.04

I updated ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. All worked fine for weeks until today. Touchpad on lenovo y580 stopped working just like that. I didn't install any new updates yesterday. Xinput log: Virtual core ...
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Cursor from login screen does not go away after logging in

I had to take a picture with my phone because the "double" cursors do not show up in screenshots. I have this problem with the GNOME session and the default Ubuntu session on both Wayland and Xorg, ...
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Howto Jump Cursor Focus across Application/Window Gap

I am using 16.04 with dual monitors. I notice there is often a bit of lag in guiding the cursor from one window display to the other and my greater goal is to jump between application windows with ...
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I want to wrap cursor when mouse gets to an edge

I used an app on another $y$tem that moved the cursor to the opposite edge (left for right, top for bottom) when it touched an edge. I can't find anything like it on Ubuntu.
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Arrow keys don't work in SSH [duplicate]

I'm using SSH host with Ubuntu 16.04. When I use it i can't use in command line arrow keys for moving cursor (^[[D ^[[C) and using previously used commands (^[[A ^[[B), but when I use nano i can do it....
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How can I remove static cursor image from the screen?

I have Ubuntu 18.04. I am seeing two cursors(Mouse cursor) on my screen. One is active and the other is just fixed like an image. It sometimes vanishes and sometimes reappears. It often happens after ...
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Zombie cursors in Wayland 19.10

I'll randomly get stuck cursors in wayland. I think it's related to when my monitor blanks. I have three monitors of differing sizes, and am using the latest mesa drivers with an amd wx2100 card. ...
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Cursor with style

While the operating systems slowly but steadily get us to a new age level of development, the mouse cursor still resides in the stone age. It has barely changed since Windows 3.1 back in the day. So, ...
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Cannot mouse cursor to second monitor through upper right corner

I cannot move the cursor from monitor 1 to monitor 2 through the upper right pixel of monitor 1. This happens very often, more often than you might initially think: when moving the cursor to monitor ...
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Mouse busy cursor does not work with wine

When starting any program on Ubuntu 18.04 the mouse cursor transforms to an animated wheel to indacate that something is going on that we have to work for. But this does not work with wine. When ...
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18.04: Mouse stops working

First of all, I am new in the community. I have Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and two accounts (the administrator and the standard user). My problem is that being in the administrator account and (for some ...
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Cursor settings are not applied globally

I installed capitaine cursor which can be found here https://github.com/keeferrourke/capitaine-cursors, after installing it I get the desired cursor but not on all applications. For example when I am ...
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18.04: Cursor not responding to trackpad sometimes

I'm a complete novice with Linux. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 on my Lenovo Yoga C640. There are some times when I boot into ubuntu and the trackpad does not move the cursor at all or ...
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Mouse Cursor Disappeared, Ubuntu 18.04.3 Desktop

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 Desktop OS, the mouse cursor disappears after running the (sudo apt-get update). I reinstalled the OS and the cursor was back, but the mouse cursor is gone again after an ...
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Sluggish cursor

Satellite-L650 running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Core ...
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How can I use two mouse cursor icon sets — different icon for each mouse cursor?

I have attached two mice using xinput list I found my device and created a new master using xinput create-master Muyaki xinput reattach 8 11 #(this is device and the new master id see xinput list) ...
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Mouse cursor does not show up on screen

the mouse works but there is no pointer on the screen how do I fix it?
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Screenshot does not include cursor 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm using default gnome-screenshot and I enabled include pointer in dconf Editor /org/gnome/gnome-screenshot/delay and cursor nowhere to be seen. I used the terminal to set it and still nothing ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 cursor freezes after long suspend

On Ubuntu 19.10, my cursor sometimes freezes (randomly) after a relatively long period of time not using the system, while in suspend. The keyboard works fine then, on resume, though. The cursor ...
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Custom cursor not working properly

I installed the 'La Capitaine' cursor customization, but I'm having trouble with some apps that doesn't show the cursor the way it should. I found that the apps that the cursor doesn't work well with, ...
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Disable Spinning Busy Cursor in 18.04

On a fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 there is a bug where some apps, like QGIS, will display a perpetual spinning busy cursor in some menu screens. There is no issue with the performance or ...
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Inconsistent cursor theme Kubuntu 19.10

I have had inconsistent cursor themes in Kubuntu. This is the cursor going between Discord and the desktop. The cursor theme is set to Breeze. How do I fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 19.10 Mouse Cursor Missing After Boot

Just installed Ubuntu 19.10 alongside Windows 10 on a Cyberpower tower. Install went smooth after I had trouble using a legacy BIOS, after switching to UEFI. But now ounce I boot into Ubunto the ...
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My cursor changes color and size when I click

I have a 4k display attached to my laptop's builtin 1920x1080 display. I have to use LightDM because my external monitor was not working with GDM. When I don't click on anything my cursor is large ...
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After 19.10 upgrade I have an extra frozen cursor

I recently upgraded from 19.04 to 19.10. Ever since, there has been an extra (large) cursor in the lower right of my screen. It is frozen and does not move. It returns on the lockscreen, sleep and ...
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Cursor not working in Ubuntu 16.04

When I had Ubuntu 12.04 this command worked sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps Now that I have upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 this command doesn't work. I even tried ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 fractional scaling cursor issues

I've currently got Ubuntu 19.10 installed on my laptop, this laptop has a 4K screen and as my secondary monitor, I'm using an FHD (1080p) screen I've tried both X11: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 cursor freezes [closed]

On Ubuntu 19.10, my cursor freezes after a long period of time not using the system. The keyboard works fine then, though. My laptop is a 2011 MacBookPro, where I'm only using the Intel videocard, as ...
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Ubuntu upgrade left me with a blinking cursor after reboot

I had the blinking cursor and no login after an upgrade from 18.04 to 19.04. My 18.04 was working fine and I had wifi connected and working and all drivers installed. I remembered my username and ...
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How do I stop my mouse cursor from losing visibility? (or restore it's visibility)

After some uptime during usual and regular use, my mouse cursor will disappear (become invisible) and as you'd expect, it becomes very difficult to continue using my computer. Thanks to the visible ...
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Force specific cursor for an application

I'm currently using termite (a VTE based terminal emulator) on my desktop. Because of my monitor being rather large I switched to using a high visibility red cursor. But as soon as I open up a ...
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Mouse pointer does not adjust to context on screen

My mouse pointer does not change shape depending on what's under it on the screen. Strangely, this seems to happen only in Firefox and Chrome, but maybe I simply haven't noticed this problem in other ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 cursor larger after suspend resume

I have had this issue since I bought the laptop. It's the Dell XPS 13 9380 on Ubuntu 18.04. I close the lid and it goes into suspend mode. I then open to see the mouse is twice as large as before. I ...
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How to Change Cursor Theme, Speed and Size on Login Screen [duplicate]

The question is that: I've changed the cursor theme with Tweaks putting the cursor theme folder inside the: /usr/share/icons I also changed the speed (with dconf Editor) in: /org/gnome/desktop/...
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Mouse pointer is lagging in Ubuntu 18.04

I am a new Linux user and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my new HP Zbook studio g5. As soon as I boot up everything is working perfectly, yet once the computer goes on sleep mode and is turned on once ...
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Cursor freezes with Asus and Ubuntu

I bought an ASUS FX504. I installed ubuntu 19.0.4 in it. Unfortunately the cursor is freezing quite often. As I develop apps, its frustrating when I get this situation. Is there any specific trackpad ...
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keyboard cursor at the beginning of line after tty login

Only once, after tty login, the keyboard cursor was at the beginning of line. So, I saw something like this: root@desktop:~$ but the cursor was blinking right on top of 'r' at the beginning of the ...
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How to turn off Cursor Blinking in Lubuntu?

I have a small netbook and the writing cursor pretty much disappears when i move it around with the arrows in docs. I switched from Ubuntu where I had the Cursor Blinking off in Universal Access. That ...
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How to change mouse pointer size and appearance in GNOME (18.04)? [duplicate]

I want to change the appearance (size, shape and color) of the mouse pointer. What options are available for me?
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How to change the Ubuntu 19.04 GDM3 cursor theme?

I have successfully changed login screen theme by editing /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm3.css but the cursor remains the default Yaru cursor, is there a way to change the login screen cursor to my ...
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Why does my choice of mouse cursors only work sometimes?

Certain... things that have focus will display the mouse cursors I chose while others seem to go with the default (which looks like DMZ-White). For instance Firefox and Qt Creator will display the ...
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Is There any application or extension that enables the mouse cursor follow the focused window in ubuntu 18.04?

There are many question and answer I found on the internet that asks for focus following the mouse cursor. But I am looking for the opposite. Recently I have learned touch typing and I fell in love ...
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Command to move text cursor

I am looking for a terminal command or script or program which moves the text cursor in whichever text field currently has focus. Something like: move_cursor 1 which would move the cursor one column ...
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How to increase the size of the cursor in Lubuntu 19.04?

I use Lubuntu 19.04 with LXQT on a notebook with a 15-inch display and a Full HD (1920x1080 px) resolution. I set the scaling of the display to 120 by .Xresources file in the Home directory. The ...
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How do I get rid of the block cursor in the GNOME Terminal?

Somehow the GNOME Terminal (Ubuntu 16.04, bash) cursor changed from the standard line cursor to a useless block cursor. I've encountered this problem before and there was a keyboard shortcut that ...
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My cursor keeps on jumping while I type

My cursor keeps on jumping while I type, This happened all of a sudden. It was working fine but after I updated Ubuntu, then all this started. Even while I am typing this answer I am facing this ...
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Change cursor color after log out on ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I've set my cursor color on gnome-tweaks to be DMZ-Black, which works fine when I log in and lock the computer. But, after I log out, the cursor color changes to white. Is there a way to change the ...

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