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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Windows 8.1 ASUS notebook touchpad doesn't work properly

First, my configuration: ASUS N750JV Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2,40-3,20 GHz) 16GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Samsung 840 Basic 250GB SSD 1TB HDD No touchscreen, only touchpad (quite important in this ...
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Why, on Windows, does the scroll speed increase when moving the cursor horizontally?

I've found that if I'm selecting text, cells in Excel, etc. by clicking & dragging, and moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen it scrolls automatically and has a constant speed. If I move ...
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Can I trigger Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007 without moving the cursor?

I use Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007, including in body text. I have "Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions" checked in the AutoCorrect Options. Is there any way to trigger the ...
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Windows xp blinking under score after bios

so this is for an older pc I have to repair for a friend. The pc has an hdd of about 60 something gb, It uses win xp and let's say 60-70% of the boots it hangs on showing only an underscore bilking ...
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PC automatically moves pointer/cursor without mouse

My computer has suddenly started to move the mouse pointer to the upper right direction, then I unplugged the mouse and after that tried with another working mouse and it did the same, then I've did a ...
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How to get rid of KDE's overlay of app icons in cursor when opening a file

Whenever I open a file in KDE (Suse 12.3) the corresponding app's icon is shown next to cursor and the name appears with spinning wheel in taskbar. Normally this disappears very soon and is OK. ...
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How do I prevent my cursor from changing fields when loading websites?

I often start typing into a text field on a website before the website has loaded completely, for example to log into Gmail while the login screen is loading, to log into my banking website, etc. ...
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How to solve jumping mouse cursor event?

I have Windows 7 32 bit installed recently in my HP Pavillion laptop. Before this version, I used another Windows 7 32bit version. During that time, there was no problem with my mouse cursor. but this ...
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How to move cursor/focus to another monitor using keyboard shortcut in KDE?

I want to move focus of the cursor/window between monitors through keyboard shortcut in KDE, is it possible? It should be something like ctrl+meta+j/k in awesome wm.
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How can I get a block cursor in Vim in the Cygwin terminal?

I am used to having a block cursor in normal mode in Vim. This makes sense with the Vim paradigm; when you press x, it is clear which character will be deleted. I've installed Cygwin on a Windows ...
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Operate mouse by drawn paths?

Can I set my mouse to follow a path? Not a recorded path but a drawn path? (with anchor points and handles) Better yet can I make it click at certain intervals?
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Use 2 Mouse Cursors on the same Computer

I understand that questions like this have being answered before, however mine is slightly different. Basically I run automated tests which mean that the mouse cursor is moving around the screen ...
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Logitech Mouse cursor shakes, whilst a cheaper brand doesn't?

I have a Sweex MI612 (cheap laser mouse) and a Logitech M705 (somewhat less cheaper laser mouse). But when using the Logitech mouse, I get a shaking cursor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJOeISlWloA ...
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Two Windows 8 Cursor Arrows, Only one mouse?

I was using Windows 8 the other day and noticed that there is now a second cursor image (arrow) at the top left of my screen. It doesn't move, it doesn't do anything really, except sometimes go busy ...
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how to disable blinking cursor in opensuse 12.2 kde virtualbox

I have just installed the newest OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE into my VirtualBox. I have one problem. When my cursor is animated (watches and other), it's blinking. How can I disable it? Thanks
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Cursor moves when mouse is plugged in

I have a strange problem, where my mouse cursor vibrates at my home, but nowhere else. I've changed my mouse and reinstalled it's drivers. However, when I unplug my mouse, the vibration stops and the ...
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Get rid of cursor square overlay in Windows 8?

I've bumped into a problem after installing Windows 8 recently on my HP Envy 6 laptop (genuine, all latest drivers from HP, etc.) I am constantly seeing this square lag/overlay around my cursor ...
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Cursor does not change style when hovering over text in chrome developer tools in chrome

I was using the chrome developer tools, when I pressed a key combination and now when I hover over any text in the console, my cursor does not change into the text cursor! This is really annoying, ...
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Why do my scroll bar & cursor move on their own?

I have a less than 3-year-old Dell Studio laptop running Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9. I use the touch pad, not a mouse. Lately the scroll bar moves on its own and the cursor does, too. The cursor ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cursor behaviour in locked files

When I'm using VS 2012 and I'm running my web application, Visual Studio locks all (compiled) source files and prevents me from editing them. Which is fine, as the debugger is attached and I will ...
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Automatically enable cursor shadow

Some programs disable the desktop cursor shadow without re-enabling it. I'm looking for a solution to automatically enable it, preferably at all times. Perhaps a registry setting that keeps it ...
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Mouse cursor SPEED in Ubuntu

Is there any way to change the speed of your mouse cursor in Ubuntu? (Please read the entire post before answering or marking this as duplicate...) I know about the menu in System Settings > Mouse ...
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How to replace windows blink cursor shape?

How to replace windows blink cursor shape with some other? Example: I want to change it to BRIEF cursor shape (which is type of blinking cursor which blink horizontal not vertical as is default in ...
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Windows 8: terrible cursor appears seemingly at random

I can't get a screenshot because cursors are the only things that DON'T appear in those, but, seemingly at random, this awful long cursor replaces the regular cursor. I tried to draw it in Paint but ...
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Windows 8 doesn't detect my MacBook Pro trackpad

I have to plugin an external USB mouse in order to use the cursor. Specs: Boot Camp 3.3 systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro OS ...
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How do I change the blinking underline cursor (_) color in Command Prompt?

If I change the screen text color to red, the blinking underline cursor (_) stays white.
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Where to find original windows vista cursors

I reformatted my HDD and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. But i noticed the Windows Animated cursor theme from Windows Vista is gone. Any way to get it back, or an external download source? I do have ...
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Cursor auto scrolls to the right in Windows 7

For a week or so I've hit a strange issue with my Windows 7 64-bit machine. Intermittently I get a problem with the cursor auto scrolling to the right. It's almost like the right arrow key is stuck ...
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Why won't cursor changes in Windows stay permanent unless the cursors are in Windows/Cursors

Every time I change my cursor in Windows, when I restart my PC it reverts back to the aero cursors. Looking on the internet for a while, a number of websites say that cursors have to be in ...
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Limit mouse movement to 2 montiors? (4 monitors all together)

I have 4 monitors, two of which are kiosks and are just playing looped powerpoints but the other two I need to have interactive. How can I limit my cursor movement to just monitors 1 an 2 an not allow ...
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Can't move cursor after key press?

I found out that after I press a key on my Acer Aspire One netbook, I can't move the cursor for one second. This is very not convenience because I am playing games and I can't move my cursor while I ...
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Cursor speed in RXVT or URXVT

I am using RXVT (URXVT to be precise) under Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the cursor speed is extremely slow. I was looking to see if there is a setting that can be applied to speed cursor movement ? ...
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Windows 7 Busy Icon won't stop spinning

In windows 7 you have the busy icon that is a little blue wheel spinning beside the cursor when it is doing something. It has started to spin for about a second every 3-5 seconds. There is noting ...
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Underscore cursor vanishes when using arrow keys

In cmd and Powershell on my Vista machine, the underscore cursor blinks regularly. Pressing any key causes it to disappear for a moment, then resume blinking. For normal text entry, this is OK. But ...
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Changing OS X 10.6.8 mouse pointer

I wish to know if there is any way to change OS X 10.6.8 cursor. I want to change it to "Hello Kitty" cursor, don't ask why, not my mac:) Is it possible? How? What kind of cursor files are accepted?
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Why doesn't my custom mouse cursor load after restart?

I have created a new personal preferences profile in Windows 7 which cycles my background pictures from a custom folder location and changed my mouse cursor. When I save this profile and activate it, ...
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Decrease drag threshold with tablet in Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 with a a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. When clicking and dragging, the drag action doesn't seem to be recognized until the cursor has travelled a certain distance, roughly 15-20 pixels. ...
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How do I set the cursor to stop when it hits the end of a line in Vim?

(Disclamer: I'm new to Vim.) I've mistakenly managed to enable cursor movements to travel anywhere on the screen, i.e. beyond end of lines. This makes it very tedious to spot redundant whitespaces, ...
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Mac Cursor PNGs

So I found a collection of PNGs for authentic Windows cursors. Does anybody know where I can find the same for OSX? The only one I've found so far is the following standard black cursor:
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Cursor in nano jumps instead of scrolling

When scrolling (by holding down the down key) in nano, the cursor does not move while the key is pressed, but once I let go of the key it jumps to where it should be. How can I get it to move as I ...
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Weird cursor on second display only

After using a tablet for a while and disconnecting it, this weird extra artifact has appeared beside my cursor, but only on my second display. The cursor doesn't distort like mentioned in other ...
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Can I force the system mouse cursor image for a selected application?

Short Question Is it possible to force the system mouse cursor image to a fixed image (Arrow) on an application by application basis? Background I have been trying to hide an annoying hourglass ...
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Mac cursor is jumping and the keyboard and mouse in unresponsive [closed]

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I have tried rebooting my machine, what else can I try? (This happened shortly after the latest update but I don't think that is what is causing it). The input from Mac ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Move Mouse Cursor to Current Window

Under X Windows it is possible to move mouse cursor using shift+Num Lock and the numeric keypad as described in this wikipedia page. However, when you have two monitors running resolution of 3360x1050 ...
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In Emacs, how can I set the cursor-type globally?

It's possible to modify the style of the cursor by setting the value of the window local variable cursor-type. (setq cursor-type '(hbar . 1)) How can I make all existing and future windows use the ...
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Are there any unix shells that support mouse reporting?

I am currently using bash on OSX (via iTerm2). Sometimes I have to run programs with a very lengthy set of command line arguments. If I find that I've mistyped, it takes way too long to arrow back to ...
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MC on Ubuntu: Save cursor in editor when leaving it

I am using midnight commander (mc) on ubuntu and have figured out that after editing or viewing a file and leaving it the cursor position is not saved after opening it once again. Does anybody know ...
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Terminal printing carriage return as ^M?? [linux telling me to stop coding?]

I was writing a script in vim, dropped my keyboard, and continued coding. I didn't notice that my cursor changed from the normal _ type cursor, to a [] block. (as if i hit insert in a windows ...
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Strange Photoshop Problem: Can not select, zoom, paint, option button 'locked'

I have a very strange problem with Photoshop. I can not use any of the tools, since the cursor appears 'locked'. If I select v on my keyboard, it goes to the zoom tool, but the cursor does not change. ...
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Why doesn't my cursor in Windows 7 show up on both monitors at the same time?

My computer is currently set up with two monitors in extended desktop mode. If I place my cursor between two monitors in Windows 7 I can only see the mouse on one monitor or the other. It seems like ...