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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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Ubuntu 18.04 invisible mouse

I had Ubuntu 16.04 and suddenly I couldn't log in anymore. Each time I would try to log in, the screen went black and ask again for my password. I was stuck in a login loop. I updated to Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Is there ever any danger of a program escaping it's alotted memory space with sudo? [closed]

If I am messing around with pointers and using a modern operating system (xubuntu zesty) is there any danger of overwriting memory outside of the program or will default memory protections always ...
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How do I make changes to mouse pointer appearance, using Unity Tweak Tool, to stay in place when restarting the computer from shutdown?

After selecting Red glass in large size for pointer appearance using Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu 16.04.1 64bit on System 76 Kudu laptop, the arrow initially appears correctly. However, so far I have ...
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USB Laser Pointer (remote control) doesn't work with LibreOffice Impress

I use Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS, 64 bit version, into an Intel i5 PC. I got an USB Laser Pointer intended to use, as a remote control, to LibreOffice Impress presentations. BUT... It doesn't work. ...
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Two mouse pointers when disconnecting external monitor

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (from 14.04). When I unplug my external monitor (I'm on a laptop so this happens often) the mouse gets a second pointer just below the normal one but rotated 90° ...
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Is it possible to remove mouse pointer bounds (i.e. wrap the screen)?

I wonder it is possible to remove mouse pointer bounds. I mean when I move mouse pointer to right side of screen, I want it appear on left side. Also same thing for top/bottom bounds. To be clarify, ...
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Mouse cursor disappears when I play video in VLC

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 (I had 13.04 before, but I made clean install) and as soon as I play video in VLC my mouse pointer disappears... then I can get it back only when I turn off and then turn on ...
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How to set left-handed mouse pointer?

Is there a way to set a left-handed mouse pointer in Ubuntu 13.04? For those who don't know what left-handed mouse pointers are:
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Increase pointer speed for trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying make Apple Trackpad more usable for my needs. So did set the motion-acceleration to 120 and motion-threshold to -500 as suggested here and shown in the image below. The speed of the ...
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How do I adjust the pointer speed and scrolling speed of a trackpad?

How can I increase the pointer speed and scrolling speed of Apple Trackpad beyond the max speed allowed in System Settings? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.01. Please see below the mouse and trackpad ...
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Why if I change my cursor, point to the launcher or the top bar, the cursor gets back to the original ones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? Why if I change my cursor in my Virtual Machine, point to the launcher or the top bar, the cursor gets back to the original ones? Then ...
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Show position of pointer

There's an option for Ubuntu's mouse that says 'Show position of the mouse when the Control key is pressed.'. This function is required permanently enabled for a certain script I run, but on the other ...
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TouchPad doesn't work on Ubuntu 11.10, Toshiba Salellite L500-1WP

TouchPad stopped working about two weeks ago. Everything else is working. On Windows 7 it's working. I think, problem is in OS. What can I do? Excuse my English, I don't know it. :-(
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How can I map the right Super key to open a specific appindicator's menu?

For example, I have the Classic Menu Indicator installed, and I'd like for the menu to fly out after I hit the right Super key.
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Graphics problem on 11.10 install and use: black screen, weird resolution, pointer flickers

I really can't find anything that can solve my problem. Here it is: I tried to install 11.10 32bits on my Dell Studio Hybrid from CD, but I would directly get a blank screen and my screen would turn ...
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Mouse pointer gets larger in Firefox

I'm having serious problems with ubuntu 11.10 i actually reinstalled it for 3 times because it keeps bugging at the start screen However now it is working i'm encountering a problem with the mouse ...
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move pointer automatically to default button

Is there a way to configure mouse preferences to move the pointer automatically to the default button?
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Mouse pointer strange problem

i have last ubuntu installed (10.10), but from an year and thousand updates, video drivers updates, an hundreds of tricks, the mouse pointer is showed like an UGLY square... These are the ...
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How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now what do I do? Where else can I get these kinds of things?