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vi commandline, goto line and column

I have been mixing the use of emacs and vi (vim) for a long time. Each of them has its advantage. I parse error output from a compilation like process and get a line and column number but I can only ...
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Have you seen this cat?

I am of course referring to the 'screenmate' cat, Neko - looks like this: A few years ago, I remember Neko could follow my mouse cursor around, and was a helpful distraction from during long hours ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?

I've been using vim for a few years as a secondary editor but for various reasons, I find myself using it more and more even when my primary editor is available. One problem that has always bugged me ...
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How to change cursor shape, color, and blinkrate of Linux Console?

I know I can change some fundamental settings of the Linux console, things like fonts, for instance, with dpkg-reconfigure console-setup. But I'd like to change things like blinkrate, color, and ...
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DEC ANSI command sequence questions; cursor movement

So I'm writing a terminal emulation (I know, I should just compile putty, etc.) and am at the stage of plodding through vttest to make sure it's right. I'm basing it on the VT102 for now but will add ...
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Using Regex in vim movment

Is there any way to use regular expression for movement in vim. For example, I want to move my cursor to the first occurrence of the pattern abc. So can I do something analogous to fa but now a ...
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Highlight mouse for screencasts without disturbing workflow

For making documentation/tutorial videos, I need to highlight the mouse, for example with a yellow translucent corona around it: The marker should be active when clicking and moving, but if it's on ...
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What is the purpose of xeyes? [closed]

Is xeyes purely for fun? What is the point of having it installed by default (in X)? Thanks.
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Posix command that moves cursor to specific position in terminal window

in school we have been assigned a homework in which we are suppose to print an ascii art into a terminal window. A input is data in format [x_coordinate, y_coordinate, char_ascii_value] (there is no ...
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Convert Xcursor to PNG

Xcursor is a format for the graphics of the cursor in X11 (file reports X11 cursor). xcursorgen allows you to convert PNG files and some metadata to Xcursor files. How do I convert an Xcursor file ...
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urxvt transparent cursor

I've changed my .Xdefaults for a black background, white foreground, but my cursor is now opague. I can't see the letter I'm over, and worse, I can't see my screen hardstatus. Google is just pulling ...
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Elementary OS doubled mouse cursor

When I drag a file, it doubles my mouse cursor with icon of the file. Image below shows how it exactly looks like. After dragging completed, the cursor should be normal again but it stays like that. ...
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How to configure the terminal so that a mouse click will move the cursor to the current mouse position

What I'm looking for is how to configure the terminal so that it behaves like nano -m. I know that xterm inside fvwm2 running on slackware does this but neither gnome or kde does it. I have tested ...
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With EN/HE layout, why do the arrow keys switch from logical to visual with Ctrl down?

I type in both Hebrew and English. When I use the Windows Manager's dialogs, or a GUI text editor such as leafpad, and type Hebrew text, I find the horizontal arrow keys (LeftArrow and RightArrow) ...
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How can I tell whether or not I am in a text area?

I am running a Window Manager and am soon getting a Thinkpad x220 tablet. I was hoping to make the tablet a little more functional by having an on-screen keyboard, and I have set it up so I can show/...
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How to get the mouse pointer where the input caret is?

I am running an Arch Linux system with i3 window manager. Let's say I am typing on a GUI editor and I want to insert text with the middle click button of the mouse exactly where I am typing. The ...
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Hide cursor when entering text

I use Awesome WM on Fedora 23. When I enter text in Firefox or gVim the mouse cursor stays visible. When entering text in Konsole or Dolphin, the cursor is hidden until I move it again. The KDE ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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XFCE hangs with hand cursor

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 in a remote environment. Off late, I am observing that sometimes the cursor turns into a hand and stops responding. I cannot do anything to fix it. The only solution seems to ...
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Emacs - finding the cursor in multiple windows

I've started splitting my emacs frame into two side-by-side windows, but often I'm unable to tell at a glance which window the cursor is currently in. I've bound the other-window command to a special ...
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Is there a program which gives the X screen co-ords of the Text-cursor (insertion point)?

xdotools gives the ability to insert text at the current text insertion point, but it doesn't seem(?) to have an option which gets the actual screen x,y co-ordinates... Is there any such program? ... ...
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Bigger X11 Cursors suitable for 4k screens

The default X11 cursors are quite tiny when the display is a 4k screen. How can I use bigger cursors? Requirements: Must work under plain X11 (no KDE, Gnome or similar bloat) Should have at least a ...
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Make the mouse cursor on text areas narrower in Gnome and KDE

E.g. the select text cursors in all distributions and desktop environments I have tried are unusable. I need 1 pixel width and not 3 or more pixel width like it's currently on all DE including ...
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Keep mouse pointer busy while launching a script

I have a Windows program which is run via wine. Since it needs a couple steps of preparation, I created a script app.sh: #!/bin/sh do-something do-something-else wine app.exe Then I added the app ...
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Invisible cursor after FGLRX install (Debian Jessie)

After I've installed proprietary FGLRX driver (version 1:14.9+ga14.201-2) from Debian 8 Jessie repositories, my cursor became invisible. All mouse actions are working correctly, just can't see the ...
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tty blinking cursor not at insertion point

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 system where I, at reboot, login a root. This morning I did the things I had to and thought about running apt-get -y upgrade I started typing this but before pressing Enter I ...
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Debian “sid”/Gnome: bash + browser cursor blink

I'm struggling to make the cursor in bash stop blinking. Also, the cursor in Iceweasel has started blinking again, but, for some reason, a lot slower than in bash :) I got those problems since I ...
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Geany text editor caret block

I have Geany installed via apt-get on debian 8. I want to set the caret shape to be a block, but i can't find any filetypes.common in my .config/geany/filedefs. How can i do this?
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Deactivate mousepad while typing in KDE

I am using KDE 4.13.3 on my Laptop and whenever I'm typing the cursor jumps to different places, because I accidentally touch the mousepad with my thumb. This is super annoying and other window ...
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Weird mouse behaviour. Mouse too fast

When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some ...
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Moving by page without chords in Vim

Often I want to skim through a document or piece of code, which I do with page down (Ctrl-D) and page up (Ctrl-U), but it feels like I am violating the spirit of Vim using emacs-like chords/control ...
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Why does terminal cursor flash briefly

I am using Fedora 20, and whenever a new line opens in the command line terminal, the cursor, which is a solid black rectangle, flashes on and off about ten times, then remains steady. I think I have ...
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Where to I copy mouse cursor themes in xfce 4.8

I'm running Debian wheezy, xfce 4.8. Where do I copy mouse cursor themes I downloaded from xfce-look? If you can give me the location to copy themes, icons, and cursors I would really appreciate it.
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Mouse cursor became a big X

Below is a screenshot from Chromium browser, running in Razor-Qt desktop, In other DEs, the cursor is just normal, but here you can see it becomes a big X, anyone know how to fix that? The cursor ...
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Linux Mint 13 Xfce window button disappeared & no mouse cursor in text mode

I am using Linux Mint 13 Xfce version on VBox. After one month without any problem suddenly today I noticed that the min-max-close buttons on all windows have disappeared. Secondly, I can write in ...
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Nonblinking cursor in xmonad

I'm trying to get a nonblinking cursor in gnome-terminal. In gnome I used gconftool-2 -s /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink_mode -t string off do accomplish this. How can i stop the ...
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In Debian Fluxbox, how do I fix the cursor on the second head?

I have the problem that my cursor icon doesn't get drawn on the secondary monitor of a two monitor setup. It looks like this on the main screen: But on the second screen it look like: ...
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Why does my window manager (stumpwm) show a cross on the mouse pointer when it is over the root window?

My mouse pointer turns into a cross when there are no elements under it other than the root window. I've been having this issue with stumpwm since I installed it, but I know that a cross over the root ...
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White terminal cursor and yellow Vim searches

I have a blinking block cursor in the XTerm. The goal is to always be able to tell my current position. It usually works fine, but it fails when I place my cursor on a background similar to the cursor ...
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X Image following cursor mouse pointer

i have rpi connected with hdmi on big tv few meters from my workplace and i want to change size of mouse pointer. xsetroot -mouse .. .. will change just one type of cursor and not covering all ...
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Nouveau cursor “tearing”

I am trying to find the proper terminology for the problem I am having so I can hunt down a solution. I am using the nouveau driver. When the mouse pointer becomes a grabbing hand, a box forms around ...
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Minimalist mouse cursor theme

I'd like to install a X mouse cursor theme like: I have Lubuntu with lxappearance, but failed to find an appropriate package for this.
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Kali Linux: Cursor not showing

I downloaded Kali Linux 3 days ago so I'm pretty new with this program. I started the Kali Linux this morning and everything was like the days before; the cursor was there. Then I turned it off, ...
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Block cursor for Eclipse

Can you configure the cursor in Eclipse to be a (possibly non-blinking) block, instead of a (blinking) bar? I am running Xfce 4.10.
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QT and Swing not acceptin the cursor theme of GNOME 3.14

I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity to OpenSuse 13.2 with GNOME 3.14 desktop. The problem is when I change the cursor theme, GTK and Java SWT apps accepts the new theme while Java Swing and QT ...
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Cursor not visible, Kali

I know there's another question very similar to this, however the answers given in that thread aren't useful, because I'm not running my OS on a virtual machine. Here's the thing, I've used Kali ...
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why my cursor do this mess?

My cursor has a square around it. This square is very noisy. It interferes with defentive selection and also it merges many windows together to make them rendered in the box. It also leave a tail when ...
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disable cursor color in putty client ssh terminal when in vi

I use putty.exe in windows 7 to connect to my Linux system. I use vi. I would like the cursor in vi to remain white all the time, and not change to green or blue around my if statement { } brackets ...
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Mouse not appearing for linux in virtual box on mac

I have just set up Kali linux on Virtualbox on my mac but when I try to enable the mouse on the virtual machine the cursor doesn't show and I'm not sure why i do see a message that states "You ...