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How to customize X11 font cursor

According to the documentation of XCreateFontCursor: Applications are encouraged to use this interface for their cursors because the font can be customized for the individual display type. How do I ...
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two windows use two arrow key

I have an idea, I hope to have two windows side by side on the screen, for example evince on the left and gedit on the right. I hope that Fn+WASD can move the cursor in evince, and Fn+IJKL can move ...
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QEMU stuck cursor

I am running a MacOS machine on QEMU, and the cursor has remained stuck, and won't respond at all. Also there are two arrows (my Windows cursor and the QEMU cursor). My Windows cursor moves freely, ...
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KDE Plasma Wayland cursor is malfunctioning

This is a fresh install of Kali Linux in a virtual machine following a package update & upgrade. I selected Wayland KDE plasma as my DE when I was setting it up. If this changes anything, my ...
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Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon : Suddenly different look after update

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon on three different machines (and I am still quite new to the Linux world). On two machines, the most recent update (current 21.2 version as of November 2023) worked ...
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How can my flatpaks inherit gnome themes?

I am having problems with all the Flatpak packages that I install: they don't inherit the themes of cursor and window and use a theme of the windows similar to the predefined one of gnome, and the ...
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"snap" apps in Debian 12 Plasma5 change the cursor

I had to install vlc and cctv-viewer using "snap" in Debian 12, as that OS doesn't support rtsp (real-time streaming protocol). The Plasma themed cursor is fine until it enters the app area, ...
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Colorful cursor to indicate vi mode in zsh, but fail to reset color

I am trying to have cursor color in zsh to indicate normal/insert mode, but once enter normal mode, the color of cursor don't reset to default color in insert mode. The source are: # color cursor zle-...
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How is cursor blinking implemented in GUI terminal emulators?

Blinking is a common practice since the early time of computing, especially for cursors. However, when I run strace to check their system calls, both a terminal emulator konsole and a shell bash, don'...
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Terminal is losing the blink and is not showing text after using (batcat)

So, I used batcat to syntax highlight a file in the terminal. After I close it through Ctrl + C, my cursor stops blinking and I cant see the text I type in my terminal. Error
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Programmatically toggle cursor visibility on X server

I have a kiosk system with an X server running, hosting different graphical programs. All programs are mutually exclusive as their systemd units conflict. On some of those programs I want to use a ...
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Not able to use cursor theme universally

Using i3wm Using arch wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Cursor_themes#XDG_specification $ ls .local/share/icons/ Bibata-Modern-Ice/ In ~/.icons/default/index.theme [icon theme] Inherits=Bibata-...
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How can I move terminal cursor by word?

CentOS zsh terminal, the path just typed or copied is very deep, need to change a word in the middle. Ctrl-f or Ctrl-b can move cursor by one character. Is there a way to move cursor by word, like vim?...
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Screen and cursor freeze temporarily

I have a problem with cursor lagging. I tried reinstalling Linux and even changing distribution but I have still the same problem. I have it installed on a USB stick and this bug is only on kernel 5....
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Can I point cursor to a character on bash CLI prompt using mouse?

How can I point my cursor to a character on bash CLI prompt using mouse? Example: user@host:$ grep abcd /tmp/dir1/dir2/dir3/ *.c | grep st1 In this example the command is lengthy and if I want to ...
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My cursor movement is laggy and stutters

My cursor movement is very laggy and stutters a lot. OS: Fedora Linux 35 (KDE Plasma) x86_64 Kernel: 5.14.10-300.fc35.x86_64 Resolution: 1366x768 DE: Plasma 5.24.4 CPU: Intel i5-7300HQ (4) @ 3....
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How to change the mouse cursor in Bodhi Linux

In Bodhi Linux, there is a poor choice of mouse cursor - only from the MOKSHA desktop theme, is it possible to change the theme of the mouse cursor?
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vim scrolling with cursor, only bottom line moves until certain amount lines scrolled (in gnu screen)

Vim issue, note this happens only when i open gnu screen, on ubuntu, when shelled from a Mac, and only in the top pane of the screen (bottom pane works fine). It does not happen on the mac when i ...
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How do I change my primary mouse pointer on a system using Gnome?

I like sight-gags (and other custom icons) on my virtual-desktops. I like my disk volumes to look like vintage removable packs for an old IBM "Merlin" drive. I like the bird on my ...
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How to Move Cursor using CTRL + Arrows?

I'm using Terminator which is Terminal Emulator and I want to add CTRL + Arrows shortcut instead of Alt + b or Alt +c
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How to use big-cursor in Ubuntu?

I've installed the big-cursor package in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, but it doesn't show up on the update-alternatives list, and I can't find any instructions on how to use it. I use the dwm window manager ...
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Linux: Mouse cursor continuous rightward movement, even with mouse disconnected

Mouse cursor randomly starts slowly and continuously moving rightwards, even after disconnecting my mouse it still continues rightwards. I switched user, then switched back to my original user and its ...
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KDE Plasma ' Archlinux: my cursor jumps and clicks everywhere and it has become more severe [duplicate]

Problem: my cursor jumps and clicks everywhere, and it has become more severe - it is maddening :'( This question I have seen before in forums and tried their suggestions, but I still have this ...
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Strange cursor with last Kernel

I have a fully updated Fedora 33 with 3 kernels installed: the last one 5.11.7-200.fc33.x86_64 and two 5.10 kernels. If I launch the 5.11, I see very strange cursors in KDE. The cursors in 5.10 ...
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How to know the end of an ANSI control code?

I'm working on code for a serial terminal and I'm implementing the ANSI escape codes for moving around the cursor, clearing the screen, etc, and I am curious how to know which to use since there doesn'...
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How do I navigate horizontally in less?

I'm viewing a wide (not necessary long) file using the less utility, without line wrapping. I can move right and left using my arrow keys (and even that's due to terminal magic I'm not well-versed in, ...
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configuring cursor shapes in gnome

First of all, this question is not about the mouse cursor, and not about cursor shapes in a terminal or console. I want to configure the shape of the cursor while typing e.g. while typing this ...
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Tiny cursor after logout

I am using GNOME with a 4k monitor and 200% scaling and everything seems to be working fine, but after logging out and logging back in, cursor scaling seems to reset to 100%. I am attaching the photo ...
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How to enable use of cursors to navigate commands in Linux Shell

I'm running a Docker container on Windows to enable me to work with Linux for some projects where that's required. When using the CLI I'm unable to use the cursor keys to navigate the commands / the ...
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What handles virtual console cursor specifics?

In the Linux source code, specifically in linux/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c, there is a switch case block for cursor shapes. Each of these shapes are rectangles of the same width and varying ...
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Linux Mint 20 TTY 1-6 blinking cursor, GUI at tty7 works normally

I have a custom PC build (AMD Ryzen 3800x, ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS mobo, Nvidia 1660 TI, 16GB ddr4 3200mhz RAM) running Linux Mint 20 (recently released), kernel 5.4.0-39-generic. While it works ...
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How can I make a custom terminal cursor shape?

I want to change the shape of the cursor in my various (emulated) terminals. The shape that I want is ⼕ (sorry if it doesn't render). It's a three sided box that opens to the right. This way I could ...
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Mouse cursor jumping around the screen and clicking on HP Pavilion x360

I just got a old HP Pavilion x360 that I really want to put linux on, but I'm having problems with the cursor jumping sporadically and clicking things without me touching the touchpad. I tried to ...
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how to change mouse cursor and sensitivity/acceleration on login screen?

I downloaded a cursor theme and put it into ~/.icons so I could go into Mouse settings and change it. How do I: apply this cursor theme to the login screen change the mouse acceleration on Manjaro ...
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Restore cursor position after having saved it

Saving and restoring the cursor position should be possible with simple ANSI escape sequences ANSI escape sequences allow you to move the cursor around the screen at will. This is more useful for ...
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Vim cursor change on specific events

I've tried VsVim recently. One nice thing I noticed is when c or d is entered the cursor shape changes to half-underscore. And after deleting the line with dd cursor shape restores to block. Is it ...
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Arch Linux KDE: How do I get the mouse pointer / cursor to highlight?

I'm running a current version of Arch Linux (KDE) on a Dell laptop. When I press the Meta key (with the Microsoft logo) it brings up the application launcher menu+. So it's not a dead key. And Ctrl ...
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How do I change cursor on Fedora

I would like to change how the mouse cursor (mouse pointer) looks. I use Fedora 30. Also, I would like to increase the cursor size.
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How to hide blinking text cursor in GRUB (boot)

I use this setting, but still see cursor before launch plymouth in debian 10 RUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet loglevel=0 splash"
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Change icon and cursor theme in dwm

I just installed my own dwm I patched in systray and I would like to change the icon theme it uses away from adiwaita to something else (Arch ,Faba, Moka or breeze). I tried changing to gnome, and ...
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How to prevent a particular terminal (e.g. /dev/tty1) from writing the cursor to framebuffer (e.g. /dev/fb0)

I'm running Raspbian Buster with no Xserver but attached to a television. I have a script that writes an image to the framebuffer from a timed systemd service. The problem is /dev/tty1 is writing ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 - No Startup Notification Cursor

When I double click an application, ex: Firefox, the mouse cursor does not change to a spinning one until the application fully loads. I have specified: StartupNotify=true X-KDE-StartupNotify=true ...
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Mouse cursor jumps

I have a laptop with a Windows 10 and Linux Mint MATE dual boot. I noticed that when I'm using the laptop mousepad, the cursor jumps to the border of the screen. If I swipe my finger slowly, the ...
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Sidescrolling using Shift+Scroll like in Windows

Not all mice have scroll balls that scroll in all directions, or even scroll wheels with side tilt functionality. In Windows, when browsing with Firefox, one can scroll to the side by holding the ...
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How to disable cursor blinking on lubuntu i3?

The Eclipse IDE uses the OS's settings regarding cursor/caret blinking. That's why I want to know how to disable this using i3wm (on a lubuntu 18.04 install). When I login using LXDE, the cursor is ...
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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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