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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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League of Legend cursor resizing does not work properly

There are settings in the League of Legends that allow adjust the cursor size. The cursor size can be adjusted from 0 to 100. The default value is set to 50. However, when the setting is more than 50, ...
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Pointer Randomly Jumps Ahead in Ubuntu 18.04 (Razer Blade 2017)

So I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04, and my mouse pointer has been acting weird. When I use an external mouse, the pointer works relatively smoothly, but when I use my synaptic ...
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Ubuntu Loads Normally, but Graphical Apps all Segfault (kern.log included)

Ubuntu Cosmic, Gnome Shell. Not sure if it matters, but I was working on setting a cursor theme and playing around with the /usr/share/icons/default before this. Anyway, my desktop with Gnome Shell ...
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Screens turn off and keep turning back on with mouse cursor and black screen (Ubuntu 18.10)

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.10 and only have one issue with screen inactivity. After setting blank screen time (15min) my dual screens turn off for about 5 seconds and then turn back on with a ...
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Spontaneous cursor transfer

Can you explain to me why after loading Ubuntu Server 16.04, when the login line appears, if wait a bit, the cursor moves to the beginning of the line and when I enter the login, the line ("hostname" ...
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Ubuntu 18 touchpad not working properly

My touchpad is not working properly on Ubuntu 18. I can left-click on buttons etc. but the cursor won't move. This is the result of my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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16.04 Hide mouse cursor without glitches

I'd seen suggestions for "Unclutter" to hide mouse cursor when idle. How to hide the mouse cursor This definitely works, however when you do want to use mouse cursor it sometimes gets extremely ...
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How to enable add cursor on click in Visual Studio Code?

I changed the binding to move windows from alt-click to supper-click.Still in visual studio code alt+click will not allow me to have multiple cursors. Thanks
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libinput - jumpy cursor issue

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 and with libinput, the cursor jumps if I move it too fast. The problem is solved by installing the synaptic driver, which is forced over the libinput driver. $ sudo apt ...
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Cursor has unexpected visuals

I hope the question is proper, I will try to explain the situation but I am not sure what kind of information might be useful. 1) A copy of cursor stays at the very top bar of Ubuntu. (where settings,...
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Temporarily switch to a full-screen, hairline cursor

I sometimes would like to have my cursor appear as crosshair lines going across the full screen (one vertical line, one horizontal line). I need it because I often look at statistical plots and would ...
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How to enable cursor edge dragging (Drag and Drop) in Ubuntu 18.04?

While dragging I want to enable dragging on the edge of track pad (like in drag and drop). I could not find a switch for it.
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After freeze, reboot shows blackscreen with cursor

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. After my Laptop froze, I hit the power button to shut it down and rebooted it. The login screen came up, I entered my credentials and then got a black screen and the cursor. ...
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Is it possible to change specific cursor on Ubuntu 18.04

There is already many ways to change the cursor's theme on Ubuntu, Tweak for example, but I need to change a specific cursor to another shape. Indeed, I want to change the I-bean cursor to another one....
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In my Dell Vostro 3578 laptop (Linux) the cursor has disappeared

Can anyone please tell me how to resolve this cursor problem? I bought this laptop today and I am facing this problem. I want to install Windows 10 in it.
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How to change the size of right-click menu

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. When I right click cursor this menu opens very large. I want to make it small in size. How can I do that?
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Cursor/Pointer editor for Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

Have a cursor editor for Ubuntu 64-bit to download?If have anyone,what is the best that you recommend for me? Thanks! :)
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In KDE the cursor is always huge after rotating screens even when settings is not resolution dependent [closed]

I recently changed my monitors to be vertical instead of horizontal and since then the cursor is huge. To be clear I specifically mean the cursor not the pointer. The pointer is adjusting to the ...
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Check the XCURSOR mouse animation before generate them

I'm working on customizing dmz-cursor-theme and i made an animated watch image , so Is there any method to check mouse cursor animation before generated them ?
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Mouse Pointer changes to hand

Recently when using chromium and FF, my mouse pointer changes from an arrow to a hand when hovering over a link. In Chromium, the hand looks like it's pointing left. In FF, it's pointing up. I'...
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Thinkpad touchpad mouse cursor laggy/choppy | Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to ubuntu so please keep that in mind. I installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Thinkpad L540. Most often my mouse cursor, if I use my touchpad, is laggy/choppy in a visual way. This does not ...
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How to change cursor on Ubuntu 18.04?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I do not know how to change the cursor theme. Any answers would help.
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How can I change cursor blinking speed in Xfce Terminal?

I am using Xfce4 Terminal and enabled a blinking cursor. How can I change the cursor blinking speed ? Currently it seems to be set around 0,5s (based on my observation). I would like to speed it up ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cursor became a black cross, sidebar disappeared, contextual meu disappeared

So here is my issue. Suddenly Ubuntu 16.04 started to get weird after reboot. A lot of thing were missing from the Desktop (black cross instead of the arrow, sidebar missing, and for instance when I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 black screen with cursor

My screen goes black (but not off) if i don't use the computer for 5-10 mins like a screensaver but the weird thing is that the mouse cursor is visible. Is this normal?
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The '*' symbol automatically starts typing repeatedly everytime in linux. (Ubuntu18.04)

My ubuntu18.04 Dell Vostro3546 is facing many problems relating to cursor jumping, repeated key typing and on-boot screen flickering. Please help me, I've been stuck for days and my work is on halt. ...
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Mouser cursor dissapears when moved to the right side of the screen

When i start my system the mouse cursor works as it should but whenever i move it to the right of the screen and a little bit more it disappears and i can see that it does show that is still active i ...
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Sticky cursor in one program only (Nixnote2)

Downloaded Nixnote 2 today, because I use Evernote on other platforms and I wanted to have the ability to sync. Just now when I was using it I started experiencing a problem where, within my notes, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Upside down mouse cursor and inverted position

I just did a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a tablet which was previously running Ubuntu 17.10. Back then just after the installation the screen was rotated, but I was able to get it to work (...
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Lenovo touchpad is unstable in Ubuntu 18

My Lenovo IdeaPad 320 touchpad is unstable; it jumps very often like the sensitive was high. I already set the sensitivity to the minimum value but the instability continues. renan@renan-cunha-...
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Notebook's touchpad shakes when powering up on Linux

I've tried several places but I did not find any solution. For a long time I used Windows and migrated to Ubuntu, however due to the numerous bugs I returned to Windows. Time passed and I tried to ...
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I feel uncomfotable with my cursor

When I use my laptop with Ubuntu I face this issue that my cursor is not user friendly... I just feel like it drags the point from where I want it to be when I select something and when
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How to prevent screen brightness change when I move my mouse up?

When I quickly move the mouse cursor up to the top of the screen, its brightness increases. How can I prevent this? I use Ubuntu 14.04. Maybe it depends on laptop? Mine one is Lenovo E450. If yes, ...
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Choppy Mouse Cursor

I just installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad FLEX 4 1480, and my touchpad cursor is moving in a very choppy, grid-like manner. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I've seen several forum posts that talk about ...
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How can I hide a mouse cursor on Ubuntu Server 16.04? [duplicate]

I have an app running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 and I need a way to disable the cursor (it's on a touch device). Is there a way I can do this through the terminal? The cursor only displays when the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not work well with cursor keys and page up and down in Chromium

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04, the Chromium 66.0.3359.181 (Versão oficial) Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bits, does not work well with the navigation keys: cursor and page ...
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The cursor appears before the line number after pressing down arrow in vim Insert mode with tmux

I use tmux2.1, vim8.1 in ubuntu16.04.4. And xshell-5 to connect to my server. This only happened when I use .vimrc and inside tmux. And real position of cursor is correct , only show error. After ...
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setting up multiple mice cursors in Ubuntu16 (in multi-screen cases)

I'm doing my works with four screens and moving mouse from one to another is a real pain. So I'm wondering, is there any way to configure multiple mice cursors in Ubuntu so that, ideally, I plug in ...
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How can we fully control the cursor using keyboard? [duplicate]

In Lubuntu 18.04, is it possible to fully control the cursor using keyboard, equivalently to using mouse or touchpad? For example, How can I left and right click? How can I move the cursor? ... ...
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Mouse cursor does not honor night light

I just installed 18.04. Night Light is active, but the mouse cursor is not "red-shifting". I am using the default 'DMZ-Black' cursor theme. But the pointer outline is a glaring bright white color, ...
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Display and cursor are out of sync on Ubuntu 18.04 tablet

So I just upgraded my tablet from 16.04 to 18.04, and now the display has gone completely out of whack. At the login screen, my display is inverted, but the cursor and touchscreen are both completely ...
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How can I enlarge my mouse pointer permanently [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (and loving it!) I wanted to enlarge the mouse pointer so checked on this forum. The answer seemed to be 'install Unity' so I did. And it works BUT when I restart the pc the ...
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Messed-up cursor after kernel upgrade for Kubuntu 14.04

I'm runing Kubujtu 14.04, and because of its limitations I needed to upgrade the kernel to version 4.9. The upgrade seems to have worked except for one glitch: the cursor appears as a smaller arrow ...
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Mouse cursor having a longer trail and lagging

Xubuntu 16.04.4, Kernel: 4.13.0-42 x86_64, CPU: i3-4030U, Graphics: Intel HD 4400. After kernel 4.13.0-40, my mouse cursor started to have a bigger trail then before, lagging and stutter during some ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 tiny cursor on hi-dpi screen

I recently installed Xubuntu 18.04 on a DELL XPS 15 with hi-dpi screen, and no matter what I can't make the mouse cursor larger. It's currently so small I can't see it. How can I set the cursor size?
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Snaps don't respect mouse cursor

Some snaps installed via Ubuntu software center (18.04) don't respect system mouse cursor, even though that cursor works everywhere else, on that package it looks very weird. Snaps that has this issue ...
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How can I set the cursor theme on KDE Plasma 5 programmatically?

I was thinking about writing a script that toggles my desktop between regular use and screencasting mode. As part of that I would like to be able to programmatically set the my cursor to a different ...
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Blinking Cursor After GPU (AMD) Removal - No Grub Menu

after a lot of googling and failing I am now seeking help from you professionals! Short summery: I used to have a working dual boot with Linux and Win10 using a Radeon R9 Nano. After returning from ...
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Shutter not including cursor when taking selection screenshot

I have shutter with option to include cursor checked: However when I take a selection screenshot, the cursor disappears: I'm running Shutter 0.93.1, which is the latest version I could get via ppa: ...
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Ubuntu 16 Invisible Cursor Glitch

When starting up Ubuntu 16 my cursor is invisible. I have seen other posts on this issue, but no reliable solutions. This does not seem to be a permanent problem, as the cursor will sometimes show up ...