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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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What is the purpose of xeyes?

Is xeyes purely for fun? What is the point of having it installed by default in many linux distrubutions (in X)?
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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 of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 open a file in VIM and move cursor to the search result

Consider the file tmp.txt whose contents are: x abcd I want to open it in VIM and move cursor to the c character. So I run VIM with the arguments: $ vim -c "/c" tmp.txt But it sets the cursor on a....
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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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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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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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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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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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Using Regex in Vim movement

Is there any way to use a regular expression for moving in Vim? For example, I want to move my cursor to the first occurrence of the pattern abc. Can I do something analogous to fa but replacing the ...
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urxvt transparent cursor

I've changed my .Xdefaults for a black background, white foreground, but my cursor is now opaque. I can't see the letter I'm over, and worse I can't see my screen hardstatus. Google is just pulling up ...
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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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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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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 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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XFCE hangs with hand cursor

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 in a remote environment. Of 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a Wacom tablet stylus slower (less sensitive)

The pointer moves too fast (demonstration video) when I use the tablet in relative mode after I run xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo stylus" Mode Relative However, xsetwacom --list parameters does not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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