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I am using UltraVNC to connect from my Windows 7 x64 machine to Mac OSX running Vine Server.

The cursor I see on the Mac desktop is just a dot rather than a normal cursor. What setting have I missed that will give a familiar arrow cursor?

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In VNC Viewer connection options, under mouse and keyboard settings, check the radio button for "Track remote cursor locally". It sounds like you have it set on "Don't show remote cursor".

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In version 1.1 from a Windows client to Linux server, this does not resolve the small dot cursor issue. The -normalcursor option below is a contemporary solution. – jdr5ca Apr 6 '14 at 19:58

I had the same problem with UltraVNC, so I tried TightVNC. TightVNC has an option to change the local cursor shape to an arrow from the small circle/dot. I could not find that option in UltraVNC. That is the only option I changed from the defaults. Remote server was Ubuntu and the client was Windows 7 Enterprise.

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When Launching UltraVNC use the command line argument "-normalcursor" to use the windows arrow.

Example: "vncviewer.exe -normalcursor"

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I too experienced a similar problem using Windows 7 and the RealVNC (R6652). However, I was able to resolve it by resetting the display of the Operating System configuration back to its original default value. Specifically, clicked control panel - display and selected the default radio button of 100%. Afterward, the cursor arrow re-appeared properly on the remote server side of the display window.

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