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Large mouse cursor in some applications since update to Ubuntu 23.04

Large mouse cursor in some applications since update to Ubuntu 23.04 I encounter a twice as large mouse cursor in some applications after updating Ubuntu from 22.10 to 23.04. For instance, in Dolphin the cursor is approximately twice as large as in the built-in Files, and also white instead of black. I suspect some scaling …

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How is cursor blinking implemented in GUI terminal emulators?

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’t register any kind of timer (through timer_settime()), or interval timer (through setitimer()). …

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Where is the cursor speed for mouse keys configured, under Wayland?

Where is the cursor speed for mouse keys configured, under Wayland? I basically want to ask this question, but for Wayland. Under Wayland, the suggested solution using xkbset does not work as XKB not supported for display :0 On Ubuntu 22.04, I have Mouse Keys enabled under Accessibility so I can move the mouse cursor …

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Mouse cursor not changing on hover in Qt Apps (22.04)

Mouse cursor not changing on hover in Qt Apps (22.04) Usually, the mouse cursor adapts to whatever it’s hovering over. However, for maybe one or two weeks now (probably since some update), this will sometimes spontaneously stop working in Qt apps until I hover over some non-Qt app. This might sound like a minor inconvenience, …

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Programmatically toggle cursor visibility on X server

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 native X11 cursor, such as tcross. I can set it in the respective application’s …

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Not able to use cursor theme universally

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-Modern-Ice In ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini [Settings] gtk-cursor-theme-name=Bibata-Modern-Ice Also used ln -s ~/.icons/default/cursors .local/share/icons/Bibata-Modern-Ice/cursors/, but it still doesn’t work. It only works in firefox. Doesn’t work in other areas of desktop. LXAppearance also doesn’t work. Asked By: …

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Cursor disappears when I fullscreen an app on Ubuntu 22.04

Cursor disappears when I fullscreen an app on Ubuntu 22.04 When I press F11 on an app like Visual Studio Code, my cursor goes invisible but I can still click stuff. On Firefox, this doesn’t happen. I did a search on Google, but I couldn’t find any fixes. Asked By: WhatTheClown || Source I fixed …

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How can I move terminal cursor by word?

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? Asked By: Fisher || Source use CRTL+Arrow …

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Tiny cursor in Firefox snap

Tiny cursor in Firefox snap I just migrated from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, and Firefox migrated to snap. As a result, I have a problem where mouse cursor is tiny inside Firefox window. I have display scale at 200%, so I guess that is part of the problem. Is there any workaround for this? I …

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Increase mouse cursor size on Ubuntu 20.04

Increase mouse cursor size on Ubuntu 20.04 In the past dconf-editor could be used to change the cursor size. I installed Ubuntu 20.04. I changed the value to 64 rebooted, and still the size of the cursor is unchanged. How to increase the cursor size on Ubuntu 20.04? Asked By: guettli || Source dconf-editor still …

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How to increase the size of the cursor in Lubuntu 19.04?

How to increase the size of the cursor in Lubuntu 19.04? I use Lubuntu 19.04 with LXQT on a notebook with a 15-inch display and a Full HD (1920×1080 px) resolution. I set the scaling of the display to 120 by .Xresources file in the Home directory. The cursor is not terribly small, but it’s …

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Temporarily switch to a full-screen, hairline cursor

Temporarily switch to a full-screen, hairline cursor I sometimes would like to have my cursor appear as crosshair lines going across the full screen (one vertical line, one horizontal line). I need it because I often look at statistical plots and would like to be able to quickly read an approximate value for a given …

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Cursor disappears when running `top -n1 | head`

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 this issue, so I think, something at the end of top output let …

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Mouse cursor size is tiny in Chromium (Ubuntu 18.04)

Mouse cursor size is tiny in Chromium (Ubuntu 18.04) I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 with default gnome and I installed Tweaks to change my themes. I’m using theme DMZ White for my cursors. Everything is OK except for Chromium (Version 69.0.3497.81 (Official Build) snap (64-bit)). The mouse cursor is tiny! I have checked Slack, Postman, System …

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Upside down mouse cursor and inverted position on Ubuntu 18.04

Upside down mouse cursor and inverted position on Ubuntu 18.04 I just did a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a tablet which was previously running Ubuntu 17.10. Back then just after the installation the screen was rotated, but I was able to get it to work (I think it was running on Wayland). Now …

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Hiding cursor in Wayland

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 cursor is visible (can’t hide it with css without moving the mouse – chromium bug). …

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Huge mouse cursor in some windows

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. When the mouse cursor is over a window from …

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Large cursor XFCE

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 Chrome/VSCode/Terminator the cursor is drastically bigger. Within my appearance settings it is set to 16 which is the lowest. …

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