cursor is an indicator used to show the position on a video monitor or display that will respond to the addition of text or mouse movements.

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Mouse Freeze and Help window auto launch

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I am facing a unique problem here. My laptop mouse pointer will freeze automatically accompanied by auto launch of the help screen of the application i am viewing at ...
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How can I make it easier to use the mouse to expand column widths?

It seems like anytime I want to click between columns to expand them I end up miss clicking and dragging the column instead of expanding it. I've been told by an old friend that this is because the ...
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How can I identify the cause of a busy mouse symbol - Windows 10

The cursor shows the busy symbol occasionally for no reason. Is there any way to identify which process causes this? It is very difficult to test it because I can not recreate it myself, it happens on ...
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Mouse cursor dimming/flickering on Window 7

My Windows 7 machine's mouse cursor occasionally starts flickering which causes it to be dimmer than normal. I have restored the machine and it still has the same problem which probably means it is a ...
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Can you hide LG Magic Remote's cursor on webOS 2?

Can you decide against using the "air pointing" feature of LG Magic Remotes and use them as "normal" remotes on a webOS 2 TV? When I pick it up, I don't want the cursor to become visible and move ...
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Slow text cursor on Windows 8 / Server 2012

After recent migration from Windows 7 and Windows 2008 to Windows 8 / 2012 generation, I've noticed that text cursor moves about 3 times slower with one of arrow keys "press an hold" on new machines ...
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Is it possible to disable smooth movement of the cursor in Office 2013/windows 10?

In office 2013 under windows 10, the text cursor appears to glide across the page smoothly, instead of advancing a character width at a time when I'm typing. I actually find this rather disconcerting, ...
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Cursor won't hide in full screen YouTube video

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 and when I enter full screen on any YouTube video, my cursor won't hide. Any solution?
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To disable hiding of cursor on empty lines in Chromebook's Caret?

The cursor is visible on the top of linenumbers but invisible if get on the empty lines. I think the problem is because of black background; the default cursor on top of editor is a the horizontal ...
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Freezing youtube videos in Microsoft Edge

Okay, so I have a really weird problem. I decided to give Microsoft Edge a try, but whenever I move my cursor while watching a video in youtube the video lags for a second. If I move my cursor without ...
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cross hairs cursor for OSX

Now that I have 3 large screens on my mac running Yosemite, it can be difficult to locate the cursor. I have an app that moves the cursor to the centre of the current screen that worked pretty well ...
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Configure PS Pad to place cursor on end of line

I'm using PSPad and found it useful but I struggle with a setting it has: If I click inside the editor window the cursor is where I clicked even if there is no text at the place I clicked. e.G. if I ...
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Vim: change guicursor to empty rectangle shape?

The only cursor shape options I found were ver, hor and block. But what I actually want is this: It appears for a couple of milliseconds when I unfocus gVim and give focus to another window (e.g. ...
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Windows text-select cursor randomly doubled in length, makes selecting text quickly very difficult

I was writing some code today when suddenly the length of my text select cursor doubled. I figured it was some weird glitch so I restarted my computer but it didn't affect anything. I checked in my ...
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Mouse properties are corrupted

In Windows 7, whenever I hover over things, the mouse automatically selects items or follows last item in the page without me clicking. In mouse properties settings when I clicked Pointers option in ...
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How to disable sticky corners in Windows 10? [duplicate]

My question is the same as this one : How to disable sticky corners in Windows 8? But I didn't find the values to change in the registry. Any idea how to fix this on Windows 10 ? edit : I tried this ...
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How to get rid of the annoying block cursor highlighter (adjusting the cursor thickness)?

So I have this annoying problem where my cursor on a select few documents comes up as the cursor shown in this picture. Does anyone know how to change this. I have a brooding suspicion that this ...
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What does the “Hide pointer while typing” feature actually do?

I'm curious about this feature, which has been part of Windows for as long as I can remember. Maybe even Windows 95 or 98. To me, it means exactly what it says. The mouse cursor should become ...
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Send keyboard commands to window under cursor

Is there any way that I can redirect keyboard commands to be sent to whichever window is under the mouse cursor, instead of to the active window? I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. I tried using the in ...
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How can I make the mouse cursor render with software instead of hardware?

I use a program called f.lux to change the display color. However, the color does not affect the mouse: leaving it an ugly bright white. A partial fix is to set the registry value of mouse trails to ...
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Cursor slow to respond

I have a Macbook Air with a cursor problem. If I have saved a document and then return to it later to do some additional typing, I have difficulty getting the cursor to respond after the period at the ...
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Scroll the reviewing pane to the current change in Word

I have a document with tracked changes in Word. I use the “Reviewing Pane” button to make the reviewing pane appear. When I click in the reviewing pane, the cursor in the main pane moves to the change ...
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xorg: New Monitor, Mouse Cursor too big

I bought a new Monitor today, and when I connected it, the mouse cursor becomes bigger (about 1.5 times the size) when I hover over any GUI window. When I move it over the Xorg background, it reverts ...
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Google Chrome click and drag to highlight text not working

I'm not sure why this happened but I am no longer able to click and drag to highlight text in Google Chrome. Using: Google Chrome Version 41.0.2272.76 (64-bit) OS: Linux Kali 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 #1 ...
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Prevent cursor from changing speed over buttons and files in OS X

In OS X Yosemite my cursor slows down when it is on top of buttons, files. I'm trying to figure out how to make the mouse/trackpad not try to be smart. I just want it to go where I want it to. I ...
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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How to keep cursor in its place in MS word?

I am an MS word 2013 user; in my previous version of MS word, when I was writing something and meanwhile I wanted to check a reference at the end of my document, I moved the scroll by mouse and check ...
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Mouse stuttering and video lag issue [closed]

I just installed LXLE on my old laptop. The system seems to be running great but it keeps randomly lagging. It does it for no apparent reason. It comes and it goes. It will happen when there is no ...
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Settings Unix-like cursor context in Windows

For example in many Unix distributions, even if a window is not active (not clicked last), I can move my cursor over it and interact with it. However with Windows, I have to click it first. I would ...
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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Text cursor disappears in Firefox

When using Firefox, sometimes the cursor will disappear, for reasons unknown. Note that I am referring to only the text entry cursor, not the mouse pointer. This makes it almost impossible to interact ...
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How to do a move symbol in word?

Is this move symbol available in Word? I can find the left right arrow (↔) and the up down arrow (↕), but I can't find it combined. Is there an alt code or something?
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Show cursor previews in Windows Explorer after associating with a program

When I associate cursor files with an editor Windows 7 shows the program's icon instead of the preview of the cursor itself so how do I associate the cursor with the editor without losing the Windows ...
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VNC Viewer showing black cursor in visual studio with black color theme

(I asked on Web and Server fault exchanges and they told me to post this here) I'm trying to read/write code remotely in VS2013 through VNC Viewer. I'm using a color theme in VS that has a black ...
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I can click with a mouse but not move a cursor

It happened suddenly. I have not installed anything new on my PC. I restarted it and then my mouse seems not to work. The cursor was in the middle of the screen and it was invisible. I was not able to ...
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How do you change the mouse cursor icons in Windows 8(.1)?

This used to be something really simple in Windows 7 and prior. You'd drop your .cur and .ani files into C:\Windows\Cursors and go to Mouse settings in the Control Panel. Staying true to form, the ...
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In a sublime theme, what scope key defines the color of the cursor?

I'm trying to change the color of the cursor in a Sumblime theme. What scope key defines the color of the cursor in .tmTheme file?
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Highlight cursor after changing buffer in vim

While using vim I have trouble finding my cursor quickly after entering another buffer, especially if I have many splits open. I fixed this by writing a function which is called by an autocmd when a ...
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Mouse will not appear on monitor 2

I have 3 monitors set up on a lap top docking station. One of the screens is the laptop and 2 additional monitors. All 3 are working, I think but I can't get the mouse pointer on the 2nd screen
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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How to make my mouse go faster?

I had an old Omega mouse. A really cheap one and it got broken. Now I bought an Elephant 2000 DPI mouse and it is going really really slow. Almost half the speed of my other mouse. I checked ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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Windows 8: Occasional cursor movement, clicks, and interface interaction without a mouse or touch pad attached

My cursor is moving (it'll go in a direction, turn, etc, not totally random) and clicking (left and right) without any mouse or touch pad attached. I've uploaded a video of the weird behavior I've ...
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How to jump back to the first character in *nix command line?

When writing a long command in the *nix command line and having to go back to the first character, in order to add something at the beginning (for instance a nohup, when you realize the process will ...
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How do I disable the huge clown mouse cursor when using a QHD display?

I recently purchased a large QHD monitor for some screen real estate. Unfortunately, as soon as (I'm assuming) Cinnamon noticed the 2560x1440 resolution, it went and blew my cursor up to an annoyingly ...
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Can I hack Ctrl-arrow key stop points?

When I hit Ctrl-← or Ctrl-→ in a text field, the cursor jumps to the beginning or end of a word. It stops at dashes, but not periods. It stops at white space, but not brackets, colons, or ...
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How to change Notepad ++ cursor

I was playing around with a friend of mine and accidentally hit a bunch of keyboards on my Windows 7 laptop. I had Notepad ++ open at the time and when I came back to see what I was typing, the cursor ...
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How to force a cursor globally in Windows?

How can I set a particular cursor (for example, the normal everyday pointer) and have it not get changed to fingers, loading spinners, hourglasses, or cutesy sprites? I've tried writing a console ...
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The scroll wheel icon gets stuck on the screen in Window 7

My Windows 7 install has a strange problem where sometimes the scroll wheel icon for the mouse gets stuck on the screen. It's hard to explain in words, so here's a picture (it's in the blank space on ...
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Extra large, high visibility, cursors for windows? [closed]

I'm setting up a computer for my 95 year old mother. Her eyesight's not so good any more and she has a hard time seeing the mouse cursor. I'v got it set to the extra large size that windows has built ...