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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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 ...
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Vmware and cursor in each running OS machine

does each instance of running OS in Vmware workstation have "its keyboard and mouse cursor"? Ie. can I virtualize 5 robots in each system to do tasks with keyboard and cursor separately? Maybe this ...
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Why does my Acer Aspire 4730Z cursor jump randomly when typing?

When typing a sentence, the cursor jumps randomly from one spot to another. I can't complete a sentence without going back and retyping it. I was told it may be the touch pad sensitivity, but its ...
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Is there any way to invert the caret?

When programming in Visual Studio, the caret (i.e. the vertical line that shows where text will be inserted) is either a vertical line (when in insert mode) or a block (when in overwrite mode). Is ...
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Highlighting cursor or changing cursor size temporarily with keyboard shortcut

My machine has two large screens, and I often find myself editing high-res pictures with a tiny cross-hair cursor that allows me to easily see the image content around the pixel I am editing. ...
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Mac Terminal command to move cursor on screen?

Is there a way to move the cursor around the screen (XXXxXXX location?) using terminal?
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Camtasia, record around the mouse

How to record video only around the mouse cursor and when the mouse moves then follow it?
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Make VIM normal-mode cursor sit between characters instead of on them

I would really like it if the VIM cursor in normal mode could act like it does in insert mode: a line between two characters. So for example: - Typing vd would have no effect because nothing was ...
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How to scroll the diff buffer easily in Emacs while point is on the minibuffer

In Emacs, after a lot of editing, I press C-x s (save-some-buffers), then Emacs asks "Save file ...? (y,n,.... d ...)" for each file, I sometimes answer d (diff) to see the changes, but then it's not ...
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How the computer could be used by two users at the same time

Running windows 7 64, Is there any application that allows me to connect an additional keeyboard and mice and monitor, so that this can be used by other user at the samee time while I use the main ...
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How to stop my mouse cursor from going out of the screen?

I have just bought a new PC. It uses a SyncMaster E2020 20 inch monitor. The weird thing is my cursor can disappear(go out of the screen) if I move it over the right or/and bottom edge. Is is very ...
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Show cursor location with CTRL problem on Ubuntu with Compiz

I am running Compiz on Ubuntu 10.10. I am fairly certain that Compiz provides the blue pulsating circle the surrounds the mouse pointer for a few seconds when the "CTRL" key is pressed. I recently ...
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CapsLock-i, j, k, l as Cursor Keys?

I want to map the cursor keys to CapsLock-i, j, k, l On WinXP/32, is this possible system-wide (for all applications)? (don't need standard CapsLock functionality)
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How to create a .cur file on Mac OS X

Does anyone know how to convert a GIF file to a CUR file for use as a CSS cursor on a Mac? I've seen several applications for Windows that do this, but nothing yet for Mac. Is there anything out ...
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Cursor not changing on mouseover in OSX

Randomly starting this morning, my mouse cursor has stopped working properly. It seems to be that whenever I switch to a new window, the mouse cursor changes to what it is supposed to be at that ...
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Mouse cursor that leaves trails only when button is pressed

For a presentation I'm preparing I wan't to be able to have a mouse cursor that leaves a trail. But I only wan't it to leave a trail when the mouse button is pressed. It would also be nice to be able ...
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Where do I configure the default text selection behavior in Windows?

(eg. mouse click selects entire word vs. mouse click inserts an active cursor) I find the mouse click behavior of Windows XP and Windows 7 annoying and intrusive. I don't remember Windows NT being ...
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emacs: How to return to last position after scroll/page up/down?

After issuing scroll-up or scroll-down in emacs, is there a quick way to return the point to its previous position (assuming I didn't remember to add it to the mark ring)? Alternatively is there any ...
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Why does my mouse pointer in a browser disappear periodically?

I experience the following type of problem: the mouse cursor, when in the browser window, starts blinking: several seconds it is visible, the next several seconds it isn't. It takes place in both ...
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VMWare: always show host cursor

Is there a way to force vmware to show host mouse pointer? I mean that I want to see always 2 pointers host and guest.
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What is the 'Ctrl + Alt + NumPad+' cursor in MS Word 2007?

While doodling in MS Word (as you do) I hit the 'Ctrl + Alt + NumPad+' keyboard short cut which changed my cursor to the one shown below (similar to the Mac 'Command' key symbol): The cursor ...
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Lock the mouse cursor to one screen in Linux / Ubuntu

This question has already been asked, but for Windows: http://superuser.com/questions/50726/is-it-possible-to-lock-the-mouse-to-one-screen I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with 2 screens with different ...
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How can I tell Firefox to ignore “cursor:” entrys in stylesheets?

Sometimes websites (example) cause Firefox to not switch the mouse cursor to a I-beam shape when pointing at (perfectly selectable) text. I'm fairly certain this is the result of cursor: default; in ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Loading Cursor is Flashing

The loading cursor that looks like a sand timer. Every time I open VS2010 and open or create any new project, the loading cursor flashes every ~2secs on and off even when VS2010 is minimized. Cursor ...
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Two Mice/Pointers at once on one computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using two mice in Windows 7 (dual mouse, dual cursor) Is there a way to have two mice controlling two separate pointers on one computer?
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Disable mouse.hide()/cursor.hide()

I dislike when websites and programs use mouse.hide() or cursor.hide(). Is there any way to disable any program from ever using them?