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How to make the mouse pointer animate while launching in Ubuntu 22.04?

My kids tend to double-click application icons multiple times in GNOME if the program has not started yet. In Windows and KDE, application icons temporarily change and animate while the program is ...
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How can I invert mouse axes on Ubuntu 22.04?

How can I invert both my mouse axes on Ubuntu 22.04 (i.e. with Xwayland)? I want up to be down and left to be right so that I can hold my mouse upside down. Before my upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 jammy ...
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How do I hide the mouse pointer after inactivity?

I used to use unclutter for hiding the mouse pointer in X11 after some seconds of mouse inactivity. Unfortunately, unclutter does not work under Wayland, to which I migrated. How do I achieve the ...
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Mouse Cursor freezes on Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS

The cpu is under no load, only browser related things are being done on this machine. It's a Dell Latitude 3520 with i5, 16GB ram and 256GB SSD. The cursor freezes when using touchpad as well as a ...
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Invisible mouse cursor when running stuff in full screen

The mouse pointer is always visible besides when i select full screen in games (Age of empire 2, Minecraft...), when i open Dicord lives in full screen, and... on steam's store page. (it's visible on ...
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how to use multiple mouse and cursor pointer?

I have a laptop with ubuntu 20.04 operating system. I use a laptop touchpad and an external mouse. how can i use both? I want to bring up 2 cursor pointers, namely for external mouse and touchpad. how ...
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KDE plasma desktop: pointer cursor required during presentation

I use my Kubuntu 22.04 system for teaching, often (but not always) with okular. What I would like to have, especially in presentations with okular running in full-screen mode, is a cursor that becomes ...
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Mouse Pointer With a Square with text UBUNTU Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I had an automatic update and a square is chasing the cursor. It's seems to be some text really small. Please check as follow a screen capture: [image][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/5Gndg.jpg
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mouse periodically stops and keyboard also sometimes doesn't register clicks

i am using an old dell 790 with 8 gb of ram 160 gig hdd and an i5 2400 i am using ubuntu wayland 22.04.1 LTS the cpu utilization is very low so it isn't that i am using an old razer keyboard that ...
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Pointer that keeps going to the same point of the screen even after disableing inputs

As the title says the pointer on my laptop running 20.04 keeps going to the same place. I thought it was my touchscreen messing up, so I disabled it by editing 40-libinput.conf. After the reboot the ...
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Mouse indicator moves differently in Ubuntu 22.04, than in ealier distributions

My mouse indicator move differently in Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, than in earlier distributions, how to set the same configuration as in earlier distributions. I do not aim at objects at the first time :( I ...
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touchscreen berserk ubuntu 22.04 xinput wayland

I am in desperate need of immediate help. I am typing this out on my phone because I can't use my computer. Some time ago, something went haywire with my touchscreen. Specifically, the mouse pointer / ...
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How to change mouse pointer in gnome-terminal

Due to screen size and screen resolution, I can hardly see the default mouse cursor on my laptop, therefore I have used the tweak tool to change the mouse cursor scheme to red glass. This works nicely,...
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Rdesktop mouse pointer gone with today's Ubuntu LTS update

Updated today to 22.04.1 LTS. Had been using rdesktop to manage remote windows vps with no issue prior. After today's update, I had to adjust screen resolution to get the perfect desktop fit. Only ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Bluetooth - reduce mouse lag - fix Delay and timeout

Since updating from 20.04 to 22.04, my mouse feels much slower. I made a slowmo video with my phone proofing there is a big delay between moving physical mouse and the cursor moving. The delay is much ...
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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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Adjust mousepointer in Firefox Flatpak

How do I get the same mousepointer in Firefox (Flatpak) as in my Kubuntu 20.04.2 OS. The one in Firefox (Flatpak) is a little black pointer, while in Firefox (Canonical) it is the same as in my OS. (...
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Alt-tab focus immediately lost on Wayland with Secondary-Click ('sloppy') window focus if mouse over other window

I've been a fan of the Window Focus mode called "Secondary-Click" (previously "sloppy focus") - available via Gnome Tweaks under the "Windows" tab - which used to work as ...
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Mouse stutters and jerks since upgrade to 21.10

Since upgrading to 21.10, my wired mouse is stuttering and jerking. There was no problem in earlier Ubuntu version.
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mouse pointer changed to fingers

suddenly I get fingers and/or pointer for mouse tip. I tried the apps installed but no option to configure just for arrow. Why did the fingers begin to appear?
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Modify the visual cues - show position of mouse when control key is pressed

I have turned on the option "Show position of the mouse pointer when the control key is pressed" in Ubuntu 20.1, and it works. The visual cue, however, is very faint and more times than not, ...
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Mouse jumps to new position at right edge of screen Ubuntu 20.04

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, when the mouse cursor touches the bottom two-thirds of the right edge of the screen, it jumps up to a different position about one third of the distance from the ...
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Cannot boot into newly installed Ubuntu 20.04 from GRUB

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 alongside windows 10 inside my MS1 modern 14 B4MW (AMD Ryzen 5 4500u, integrated graphics, 8GB RAM) using a USB. When trying to install Ubuntu, I was getting some ...
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XFCE equivalent of a Windows feature: Ctrl to show Mouse Pointer

I saw this question, but its answers are solely for GNOME, and the highest voted answer gives the output No such schema “org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse” How to highlight the mouse ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 - mouse pointer no longer 'sees' URL links

I'm running Firefox 83 on Ubuntu 18.04. Since the FF 83 upgrade, my mouse pointer no longer does the 'transform' into a pointing finger when it floats over a link. If I click on a link, I can briefly ...
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How to change mouse pointer in Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the mouse pointer (color, size, etc)? I believe there used to be options with compiz, but with the latest versions of Ubuntu even there I haven't seen many mouse options to ...
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Prevent mouse pointer from going between monitors when in a corner of a monitor

This is a feature that i found on windows but i can't find anything like this on Linux. I have multiple monitors and each of them had its own taskbar. Each of them has an applications menu button on ...
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Mouse pointer doesn't change shape depending on hovered elements

Summary For a few days now my mouse pointer does not change it's shape in Chrome, Firefox or PhpStorm anymore. For example when I hover a link it won't turn into a pointer. In Thunderbird it works ...
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C programming: Detect mouse pointer movement

I am working on a project in which I need to set a flag only when mouse pointer has not moved for a period of time (e.g: 30s): if the mouse was idle for 30s, set no_movement (no_movement=true;). So ...
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What could cause a second no funtional mouse pointer to appear on my gnome desktop?

I just started to see this problem this morning. My mouse works just fine but I'm seeing a second stationary pointer on the desktop and it's very annoying. I've tried rebooting but it just reappears. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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