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Cursor not moving/Touchpad not responding

Recently my touchpad hasn't been working. I tried running the following commands and they fixed the problem but only temporarily: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps sudo apt ...
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How was the blinking terminal cursor invented? [migrated]

I was just staring at my blinking terminal cursor: And was wondering where it comes from. Does anybody have some piece of history about the blinking cursor? I couldn't find much online. E.g.: when/...
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Mouse cursor lags then it change its picture

Then cursor change its picture (when you point it on a link or text) it doesn't change immediately: a new picture appears 1-2 mm to the right and only after that appears at its necessary place. It ...
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Problem with mouse area not reaching lower section

Under Debian 9.3 and 9.8 with OPENBOX and LIGHTDM. I have a problem with the mouse pointer on screen. Depending on the orientation, there is a section on screen that the mouse pointer doesn’t go. BUT, ...
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How to hide text cursor without shell?

I am curious, is there a way to hide the cursor right before it will be placed at the top left corner of the terminal emulator? And do it independently of terminal emulator (not modifying the source ...
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How to have consistent cursor size on HiDPI?

So, I'm on a HiDPI machine (XPS 9370) and using the Adwaita cursor; this is on a fresh install of Antergos w/ i3 for context. I've been playing around with some settings for adapting to HiDPI, but I ...
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st terminal: only change cursor's shape when move over text

Currently cursor always active and visible in st that even go over text or not, cursor's shape always like |, I'd to change to | only when go over text to ready to select, otherwise keep its normal ...
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How to hide cursor pointer when not in use?

I have used unclutter but it only remove the cursor while the command is running in the terminal. It does not provide the permanent solution. I do not want to run the command every time. Presently ...
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Cursor disappears when running `top -n1 | head`

When running top -n1 | head the terminal's cursor disappears. Running top -n1 brings it back. Tested in gnome-terminal and tilix in Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7.5. Running top -n1 | tail doesn't have ...
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Razer Blade Stealth touchpad jumps with Linux

My Issue I am using the 2016 model Razer Blade Stealth laptop. Recently, I've decided to install Linux on it. Whenever I use the touchpad on any Linux OS I've loaded onto it so far, the cursor jumps ...
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Large cursor in some applications but not others (KDE)

I've installed a fresh copy of Kubuntu 18.04LTS and have noticed that the cursor is very large in some applications (as pictured below) and normal in others (e.g. Firefox). How to get the cursor to ...
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Using mousetweaks applet

I have the package "mousetweaks" installed and its description says that it includes "an area to capture the mouse pointer until it is released with a pre-defined key combination", which is exactly ...
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Reading existing screen displayed values

Using BASH, is there a way to capture characters that on currently on the screen? More specifically, I need to display a screen, with what is currently in a variable, and allow the user to cursor ...
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Hiding cursor in Wayland

I know that X server can be started with --nocursor flag which hides mouse pointer, however I can't seem to find the same option for Wayland. I am running an electron app under (X)Wayland and mouse ...
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Huge mouse cursor in some windows

When I try to search for this problem I get many results, but most of them seem to be about mouse cursor themes, and I haven't played with that, and can't see how that could explain the symptoms I see....
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Make GTK/Gnome NOT use the theme's mouse cursor

I had to install a GTK/Gnome theme (Adwaita) because some programs wouldn't work without one. But I hate that cursor theme. I prefer the lean look of the default cursor.pcf font. How can I prevent ...
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How do I change the mouse cursor icon for the Sway Wayland compositor?

Under i3 I could change the mouse cursor icon by editing ~/.Xresources, is it possible to change the mouse cursor icon for Sway?
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How can I get a blinking cursor in KDE Konsole?

I have switched to Emacs as my editor and when using multiple windows in the terminal I want the cursor to flash in the current window. I have run the (blink-cursor-mode t) command and nothing ...
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Hide individual pointer cursor (because of flicker) in KDE in dual pointer setup with touchscreen

Under Kubuntu 17.04, I'm trying to obtain a dual pointer setup where one is attached to my mouse as usual and the other is attached to the touchscreen that otherwise works correctly while attached to ...
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How can KDE Konsole be prevented from trapping the Ctrl/Alt/Shift + Cursor keys?

I need to use some Alt and Shift cursor combinations in emacs and the KDE Konsole is interfering with them. It switches the tabs instead. How can I disable that behaviour? It is hard to tell whether ...
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I like the default “X” shaped crosshair cursor in linux. How do I force Debian to use that big X instead of a regular mouse cursor?

Note that I do NOT want to get rid of the X crosshair. My question is: How do I force my system to use that crosshair instead of a mouse??
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Graphically start applications with a custom LD_PRELOAD?

I'm using KDE Plasma, and I would like to disable cursor blinking in Qt5 applications (KWrite for example, but not only) thanks to the .so file in this git repo*, as there is no checkbox "disable ...
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Large cursor XFCE

I recently installed Antergos with Xfce. However, the default cursor is massive when it's over a window that isn't the OS itself. So, if I'm within the file manager everything looks normal. With ...
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TTY's cursor moves to wrong position during login

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 without a desktop manager.  When my system is started, it goes to tty0, and the screen appears like this: <my-pc-name> login: | where | represents the cursor.  After a ...
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“Shake to locate cursor” feature

I was wondering if there is a feature in linux like OSX "shake to locate cursor", which temporarily makes the user's mouse or trackpad cursor much larger when shaken back and forth, making it easier ...
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Cursor Frozen During Install

Recently tried installing both latest ApricityOS and Fedora 25 (gnome versions). The cursor freezes in the top left corner. I can still click on things (if I guess correctly). Everything else seems to ...
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Cursor moving erratically on its own

My System: OS: Linux Mint 18 Sarah KDE Plasma 5 laptop: Acer Aspire V112p this is the output of the command xinput xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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How to Calibrate Caret-Cursor's position when unstable Cursor in Debian?

Condition: unstable caret-cursor and its position Other complications: many enter-artifacts, much lost content because sudden selections of contents and overwrites, often ctrl+z does not work etc in ...
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How to configure xterm cursor to be a perfect square?

Escape sequences can alter the shape and color of the cursor in a terminal, but how can I change the aspect ratio? When using a square font (e.g. Panoptica), I would like that it prints with the same ...
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How to block Xwindow screen area from cursor?

I have two monitors configured to have one screen area. I need to forbid any cursor movement for one monitor, while let it freely move across another monitor. How can I do this? I tried using panning ...
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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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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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In Debian Fluxbox, how do I fix the cursor on the second head? [closed]

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: Interestingly, ...
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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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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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Specify cursor position and mode when opening file in vim

I want cursor to be in the last character of first line, in INSERT mode when I open a file in vim. It should work in all cases:: Open file from CLI, like, $ vim fileName Open file from inside vim, ...
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Cursor package won't get removed

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I went on a PPA-adding binge (I know... I know) and downloaded a bunch of themes, icons, and cursors. Problem is one of the many packages I downloaded is broken ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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Inactive cursor with my touchpad

Cursor is inactive with touchpad on my Ubuntu 14.40. I can see the cursor and it's active with the mouse, but it's inactive when I use the touchpad. I ran the command synclient touchpadOff=0 Even ...
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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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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. ...