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zoom enabled, magnification set to 1.00 causes mouse artifacts

zoom universal access features causing trailing mouse ghosting in the form of squares. Configuration: Zoom = Enabled Magnification = 1.00 Magnifier Position: Screen Part = Full Screen Magnifier ...
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Unity - mouse does not work in play mode Ubuntu 21.04 (beta)

when I enter play mode in Unity editor my mouse suddenly stops working. On Windows 10 everything works perfectly but when I switched to Ubuntu I came across this kind of problem. I am using Ubuntu 21....
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Touchpad not working in Lenovo Yoga C640

I am writing from my smartphone since my touchpad is not working, so I won't be able to provide super-detailed information on my issue, but I can easily open up the terminal and write codes and report ...
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How to disabling built in system in mouse, and how to disable the RGB light… im using y-fruitful mouse… (im new in linux sorry)

i have a problem with my new mouse called "Y-FRUITFUL" https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=usb:10c4-8105 my problem : this mouse have an built in system. when i hold down right click, i ...
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when I moving the mouse its disappers. ubuntu 16.04

i just downlode ubuntu 16.04 and I run it from vmware. the mouse work fine, just when I move it it disappers.
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I cannot set the right mouse wheel scroll

I have Ubuntu 20.10. I have problems with my mouse wheel because the scrolling has the reversed direction. There is this question, which I read. However this is not a dup because after having done all ...
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How do I customize the circle shown in the “locate pointer” feature (in Gnome)?

So when I am on multiple monitors and each monitor has a bunch of stuff on it, it can be difficult to notice the little propagating circles when I use the locate pointer feature (left ctrl). Is there ...
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When I move mouse, mouse cursor disappears and reappears. How to fix it?

I have created an Ubuntu VM with VMware on my Windows 10 laptop. When I move the mouse cursor in Ubuntu, it starts flickering and disappearing and reappearing. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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disappearing mouse pointer with fractional scaling, multi-monitor setup (vertical), Intel Driver

Running Ubuntu 20.10 GNOME (no special extensions), Intel driver and "TearFree" option set on two monitors with one being "Portrait Right" and fractional scaling on at 125%. Mouse ...
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How can one make a mouse pointer/cursor visible after it turned invisible in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 500 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I recently updated the OS using sudo apt update from the terminal and after that update, the mouse pointer/cursor doesn't show. I can see it ...
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Touchpad isn't working on Ubuntu 20.04

I've recently bought a new laptop (Dell Venue 11 Pro), which can also be turned into a tablet with a removable keyboard and touchpad. However, the touchpad isn't working and also the cursor is not ...
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Problem with mouse cursor in Ubuntu 20.04

My mouse pointer is changing to a semi-transparent box when it is in the dock. It is very annoying for me. Also the app icons has changed and there are no minimise and maximise buttons only the close ...
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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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Pointer is showing on the wrong screen

Tl;dr I have a 3 monitor setup and when I move the pointer to the right side of the screen on my left monitor it actually shows in the middle of the screen on the middle monitor. Setup: DVI-I-2-2: ...
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The mouse and “being invisible” when I type

This is an old and ongoing thing with most computers: the mouse pointer. You need to enter text in a field and you click in the field. As you are typing the mouse is obstructing your view of what ...
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Changing Mouse Speed - No “Device Accel Constant Deceleration” Property

I am attempting to change the mouse speed for a Logitech M335 mouse on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and cannot find the "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" property described in Step 3 of this ...
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Mouse not visible on Ubuntu which is running on Monitor 2

I have Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop running as a VM on Hyper-V. I usually open it on my 2nd monitor. My host OS is Windows 10 which uses 1st monitor. When I click somewhere on Windows 10 (any software like MS ...
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Can we change the default mouse cursor highlight color

If we enable mouse highlight ❯ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse locate-pointer true on pressing and releasing Ctrl key the mouse cursor gets highlighted. Can we change the ...
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Focus jumps to mouse pointer while alt-tabbing

Alt+tab generally switches between windows, and I've found out that it works fine as long as the mouse pointer isn't in the middle of the screen. If it is, alt+tab switches to the last used window, ...
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How to force ubuntu to release the mouse cursor with a keybind?

I'm running a program that grabs the cursor via the Eclipse IDE. Whenever the program hits a breakpoint, the mouse cursor becomes stuck and is not released, and I need breakpoints enabled to debug my ...
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How can I use a wacom intuos graphics tablet and mouse simultaneously?

I've recently purchased a Wacom Intuos CTL-4100 graphics tablet. I habitually use a mouse left-handed and write with my right hand. I would like to use the mouse with my left and the tablet with my ...
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Mouse freezes during installation of Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I am installing Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on a clean no OS computer. Came up with either TRY UBUNTU or INSTALL UBUNTU screen. The mouse cursor will not move. The computer is USB ONLY for mouse and ...
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Increase mouse speed over the limit? (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

I just deactivated mouse acceleration (through gnome-tweaks) but now the mouse is a little bit slow for my liking. I went into settings (GUI version) and maximized the speed, but I would like it even ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installation problem: mouse pointer not working while installation

I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu with Windows10 on my new Lenovo Thinkpad(Thinkbook 15 - IIL). When I try to install ubuntu 18.04/20.04 using USB drive, I'm getting the acpi errors as shown in the ...
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How to detect when pointer moves faster than a certain speed?

I'm currently trying to write a script that will temporarily disable my trackpad (via xinput) if the pointer moves above a certain arbitrary speed. Is there a way to write a bash script that will ...
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mouse pointer on desktop is tailed by square shaped marks in 20.04 lts

I upgraded to 20.04 form 19.10 and on the desktop screen the pointer is tailed by square shaped illustrations the illustrations goes after very quickly .The problem is only encountred on the desktop ...
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How can I change the mouse pointer size/color/shape? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Linux but not computing in general and can't find what seems to be a fairly common appearance setting. I'd like to change the color of my mouse pointer, and perhaps its size and ...
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Does an extension or option exist to replicate the “shake mouse to find pointer” in Gnome 3? [duplicate]

Every now and then I fail to track my mouse pointer on a large screen resp. multi monitor setup. MacOS has this nice feature to grow the mouse pointer when shaking the mouse for a bit. Is there any ...
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Dual-monitor Set Up Makes Mouse-pointer Jump About in 20.04

I have recently loaded Ubuntu 20.04 to dual-boot on a Packard Bell with Windows 10 Home 64-bit already installed. The mouse-pointer moves and clicks perfectly when the PC has a single-monitor. However,...
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How can I use gpm from the console in the Ubuntu 20.04 installer?

I am about to do a custom installation of Ubuntu Desktop which requires some command line work. To save myself time, I created a text file of the commands I wanted to use un hope of copy-pasting them ...
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Gnome, showing pointer and firefox

With Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In accesibility settings, there is an useful feature "Localiser le pointeur" in French, that show the pointer when pressing the Ctrl touch. It is explaned here Linux ...
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Mouse Pointer Jumps About in Ubuntu 20.04 (dual-boot with Windows 10)

Now that I have loaded Ubuntu 20.04 to dual-boot on a Packard Bell with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, I am unable to stop the mouse pointer from jumping around and leaving a trail of flickering pointers ...
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Use xbindkeys & xdotool to bind mouse buttons

I am very new on Ubuntu desktop and just like it so much. Now i get a problem. My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am a designer. I use a lot of middle click when i do 3d drawings. (A lot of my mouse's ...
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Mouse pointer locks in grab mode in nautilus

Since I upgraded my system to 18.04 LTS I have an issue with my mouse pointer when I use nautilus. It happens right at the moment I drag a file into an opened folder. After this my mouse pointer locks ...
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How to reduce mouse pointer shaking? [closed]

The mouse pointer recently starts shaking. Seems there is a hardware problem. Is there any software to remove the pointer shake?
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VLC seems to ignore the “cursor size” setting in Universal Access

Ubuntu 20.04LTS, VLC 3.0.10. I have set "Large" for the mouse cursor size, and I have not experience this problem with other applications but only on VLC, the cursor becomes really small. It seems to ...
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Mouse pointer moving by itself

My mouse pointer moves by itself automatically at either 10 - 15 minutes intervals or less. Im on the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Laptop = Toshiba Portege Z30-A. Is there a way I can stop this from happening? ...
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Workarounds for mouse pointer visibility in screen sharing sessions?

Edit: The problem in Teams has been solved by Microsoft since the question was asked: Teams screen sharing sessions now capture the mouse pointer also on Linux computers. This makes this question ...
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Mouse pointer is not captured in 'share screen' mode (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

When using 'share screen' mode in Google Hangouts Meet, the mouse pointer is not captured. Reports on a similar issue with Skype can be also found in various forums.
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Mouse pointer stuck for a bit when moving the pointer down on a second monitor

I use my laptop with a second monitor often, and I see a strange behavior of the mouse pointer when I do. First, let me explain my display set up. I have the displays set up with 2nd (external) ...
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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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Mouse speed - reduce when moving slowly

When I'm moving the mouse to grab a corner of a window to resize it I often overshoot several times as it's hard to move exactly those last few pixels. Is there a way with Ubuntu to reduce the cursor ...
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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 touchpad issue - mouse pointer moving around

I looked at Ubuntu touchpad issues - mouse pointer jumps around, but my issue is a little different. The mouse pointer doesn't jump to a specific spot. Instead, when I am trying to use the mousepad ...
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Strange mouse pointer behavior along right edge of screen Ubuntu 19.10

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 (upgrading from 18.04) and I've noticed some strange behavior when the mouse cursor touches the right edge of the screen. If you just touch the pointer ...
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Thinkpad Trackpoint AND Touchpad randomly stop working on Lubuntu

I recently installed Lubuntu on my Thinkpad T560 (duel boot with win 10). Everything seems to work pretty well except both my Trackpoint and Touchpad will randomly stop working while I use Lubuntu. ...
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When scrolling in App1, then alt-tab to App2, App2 jumps its scoll point in line with App1 scroll, and vice versa

I am on 18.04 and it has only recently started happening. When mouse scrolling in 1st app (e.g. 1.5 pages of scrolling). I then change to another app. As I then go to mouse scroll in the 2nd app, the ...
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“Shake to Find Cursor” feature for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Is there any software that does the same as the macOS feature "Shake to Find Cursor" for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?
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Ubuntu 18.04 mouse pointer issue [ Jumping here and there ]

I Installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on HP Probook. I have an issue. The mouse pointer jumps here and there like crazy, when I'm searching something on Google new tabs get open in browser, when I'm coding ...
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I want to turn off mouse acceleration and increase the sensitivity

I’ve heard linux mouse inputs are processed differently but it just sounds like pointer acceleration to me. So basically in windows terms, I want no mouse acceleration, and I want to multiply the ...