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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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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Rubber Band Offset On Main Screen

I am encountering an issue where my cursor selection, on desktop, has an odd width offset: You can see here where the cursor is vs where the selection ends, with an width offset: My system has 2 ...
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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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Erratic keystrokes and cursor movement

On a Dell Inspiron 14 5447 laptop, running 20.04 kernel 5.4.0-72. When I boot up normally (via GRUB), there are erratic keystrokes (lots of "d"s, but other keys as well) and the cursor moves ...
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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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Faulty cursor shadow rendering

I have GTX 1050 Ti GPU and shadow (which is transparent) of the cursor doesn't render correctly, it's not rendering properly, it cuts in some places (visible with "busy" cursor where top and ...
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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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What is the default cursor set called in Ubuntu 20.04 onwards?

I've noticed a black cursor in Michael MJD's MS Edge for Linux video which has a white link select, and I was wondering if it was a custom set or a default set, thus coming to the conclusion that it's ...
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Cursor color and contrast conflict

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and was changing the appearances in config. I turned on the contrast mode in acessibility to see how it was and turned it off afterwards, but my mouse cursor became ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 on mac: Mouse cursor disappears randomly

The mouse cursor disappears after a while. It happens randomly with any software (Chrome, Skype, terminal, LibreOffice etc...). The mouse still works though.It just the cursor which disappears. I ...
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Custom cursor theme is ignored inside Spotify application installed hrough flatpak

I have a custom cursor theme. I also have the Spotify application installed through flatpak. When the cursor is inside the Spotify windows, my custom cursor theme is ignored. Instead, a normal black ...
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Closing application from corner of the screen is pain

In the above image you can see how much space is there. My complete cursor can fit above close button. I don't want that. I want to close any app by clicking on the extreme top right corner without ...
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How do I get rid of blank screen with fixed cursor to install Ubuntu from USB drive?

I need to install an app. According to the app developpers, the last Ubuntu version they explicitly mention for this app to work is 18.04.4 but the do not mention any other Ubuntu version above that ...
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Cursor style is changing in QT apps!

I have set a cursor style in Ubuntu to a specific cursor design that I like. The problem is that in every QT app it uses a QT cursor! Is there a possible way to change the cursor in the QT apps to my ...
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Fix vanishing mouse cursor on Ubuntu 20.04 running on 2009 27" iMac

I have Ubuntu desktop 20.04 running on a 2009 27" iMac. Strangely from time to time during normal use the mouse cursor vanishes, and the only way to get it back is to go into Universal Access ...
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Terminal (cant enter text) [duplicate]

Trying to enter sudo apt clear, or any command for that matter,the response comes asking for my password. I type password and nothing happens. I know that my password is not shown for security, but ...
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How do I change the scale of the GDM3 login screen on 20.04.1? Trying to fix weird stuck cursor issue

I have a ThinkPad X1C4 with a 2560x1440 display on 14". Scaling is pretty much mandatory. On a fresh install of 20.04.1, it seems to set the default screen scaling to 200% for the login screen ...
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mouse cursor on ubuntu server minimal install

I've a minimal Ubuntu 18.04.4 server installation. I want to integrate a mouse cursor minimally. Features that I intend to support are: Jumping to kth field of ncurses TUI form. Click on ncurses ...
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Cursor blinking is VERY slow and Settings doesn't help

It seems that my Ubuntu 20.04 has slowed down the cursor blinking. Even if I go to Settings → Universal Access → Cursor Blinking and change the Speed, it doesn't help at all. I even tried switching ...
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How do I select the text on Pluma app from cursor position to the end/beginning of the current line with Shift+End/Home on laptop's keyboard?

The positions of my laptop's KP_End and KP_Home keys match the positions of the 1 and 7 keys of the keypad. The laptop does not have End or Home keys though. Therefore I do not know how I can select ...
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QEMU cursor always visible

Host: Mint 20 (~any?) Guest: Ubuntu 20.04 (~any?) $ qemu-system-x86_64 --version QEMU emulator version 4.2.1 (Debian 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.10) Test (inside guest OS): Open some youtube video in a web ...
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Xubuntu cursor stop moving no idea why?

I just have fresh new Xubunbu 20.04 LTS, but i noticed that my mouse sometimes freezes up forever or sometimes for around 20 seconds. The only was i can fix it if i ctrl+alt+f3 or go into cli mode and ...
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The hand/pointer mouse cursor changed after a snap refresh. How do I change it back?

I just did sudo snap refresh, and now the pointer/hand mouse cursor changed. It used to look like a normal mouse pointer, like this, but now when I hover over a clickable link or button, the mouse ...
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Mouse cursor stuck in Drag N Drop Mode

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.10 on my Intel i3 desktop. While working,I realised that the cursor gets stuck in Drag and Drop mode while dragging icons and/or files on desktop. It happened once ...
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Typing/Text Cursor Thickness and Color

Using Ubuntu 20.04. When using LibreOffice Writer, the text/typing cursor (thin vertical line indicating the insertion point in the sentence) is very difficult to see. How to make it:- thicker ? a ...
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cannot click with the cursor on ubuntu 20.04 LTS

This happend when I did something: I could then only write commands, make shortcuts and move the cursor(cannot click on anything). I rebooted then and the problem was solved. Why did it happend and ...
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How to enable mouse cursor in linux virtual console?

I am currently on Ubuntu 18.04, and I've been wondering how to enable cursor in virtual console. I know there is software called 'gpm' (general purpose mouse) which is used for copying & pasting ...
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No cursor blinking(actually not visible only) in the Ubuntu's default text editor

I've installed Ubuntu dual boot(version 20.04 LTS) and when I opened the Ubuntu's default text editor, I didn't see any cursor blinking. I'm not talking about mouse pointer that is visible, only the ...
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Random trackpad cursor slowdown

I'm using a new install of 20.04 on an Honor Magicbook Pro. The issue is that randomly the cursor will turn from moving at a good rate to moving very slowly (it almost seems like it turns on/off ...
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Is there a way to get mouse cursors bigger than 64x64?

I'm almost blind but I can still use a computer, but I need very huge mouse cursors. I went to Ubuntu for working reasons. After some trials, it seems the biggest size I succeed to display is 64x64 ...
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'Alt'+'Shift' Gnome problem on Ubuntu 18.04

I have seen many answers on the problem where alt + shift cause the usual firefox problem, but that's not my case. When I press this key combination my cursor goes to the beginning of the text. It's ...
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How do I prevent an application from changing the mouse cursor? (Kubuntu 20.04)

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE. And I like using the Chromium browser for certain websites, except for one thing: Chromium has its own custom mouse cursors that it forces whenever the cursor is ...
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The mouse is on the wrong display

I have 2 monitors. When I move the cursor to the left monitor it's actually on the right monitor, but the cursor still shows on the left monitor. when I click it does click on the right monitor, not ...
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Cursor size and selection issue [duplicate]

Booted up to a weird issue. My cursor size and selection change when I mouse over from desktop to browser. https://imgur.com/a/NfzkIdX I didn't change anything in themes, nor mouse pointers and such. ...
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In Xubuntu 20.04, how to zoom on the screen without zooming on the cursor?

I installed Xubuntu 20.04 on my new PC in dual-boot with Windows 10. On my old PC running Xubuntu 18.04, when I zoom in with [ALT] + [Mouse Wheel], the cursor keep its proportions. On my new PC, when ...
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How can i preview the X11 cursor file?

Recently, I downloaded a pack of cursors. I just want to view the image of the cursors so i can change some of it. Can anybody help? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04
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Ubuntu 20.04 works normal except the cursor (mouse pointer) is blinking almost all the time

I've just upgraded my DELL XPS 13 from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and it works fine so far. The only problem is the cursor is blinking most of the time especially when I move the cursor(mouse pointer) onto ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Small Cursor in some applications - 4k Screen with 200% Scaling

Update: I've narrowed this down to Ubuntu on Wayland, running without Wayland my cursor is the correct size across all applications. I still don't have a solution but I'm closer than before. Original: ...
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cursor keeps stalling in bash

I'm practicing on the overthewire.org tutorials, and in my ssh sessions, after a minute of looking away, my cursor stops. It does not seem to handle any input. For example, i've seen people say type '...
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Cursor putting marks on Screen in ubuntu 20.4 LTS

I am using Asus VivoBook 15 intel-core i5- 8th-gen. After upgrading Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 its giving me the problem. The cursor on moving is leaving square marks behind for sometime on the screen....
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Invisible cursor

I installed 20.04 and everything was working well. Then I changed the background from the purple to the gray and my cursor disappeared. I changed back to purple thinking that the cursor color was too ...
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Change cursor in ONLYOFFICE

It is possible to change the cursor to ONLYOFFICE in Kubuntu 20.04.1 ? I would like to install Kubuntu default cursor in ONLYOFFICE.
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Mouse stuttery on desktop but not on applications?

I've just installed Ubuntu 20 (from fresh dual-boot) and am having a strange issue where the cursor (controlled by normal wireless usb mouse) is slow and stuttery when on the desktop, but is totally ...
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Increase mouse cursor size on Ubuntu 20.04

In the past dconf-editor could be used to change the cursor size. I installed Ubuntu 20.04. I changed the value to 64 rebooted, and still the size of the cursor is unchanged. How to increase the ...
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Why do I have two cursors, and my main cursor is flickering?

On my main monitor, I have my main cursor, and a smaller, unmoving (for the most part) cursor. Along with that the main cursor has severe flickering problems. I've tried removing "unknown monitor&...
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Decrease cursor size lower than 24 in Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04. I need to make the cursor size lower than 24, but I can't do it in settings or in dconf-editor. When I set the cursor size lower than 24 in dconf-editor, the cursor ...
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Want to change the direction that my mouse exits the screen on dual monitors

I am currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on a dual monitor system. My problem is that I just changed my secondary monitor and now my mouse exits the main screen and goes to the secondary screen in the ...

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