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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Change the color of the cursor in Excel

I need to change the cursor color; I can hardly see mine (currently light green). I tried Themes, Color, Effects on the Page Layout tab with no success. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Double cursor on second screen in Mac OS X

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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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?
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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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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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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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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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Touchpad response badly when connecting monitor

When I connect my laptop to a monitor through the HDMI connection, I have a hard time controlling the mouse using the touchpad. I'll try to explain as best as I can: The touchpad works perfectly ...
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The cursor does not show up on the google page.

I can see it everywhere else. On desktop,firefox email etc. It just disappears on google. I am running windows 10 on an HP laptop touch screen.
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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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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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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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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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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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change Windows 10 drag files (icon size)

When I drag a file to move to a folder in Windows 10, the icon that shows is so large that it hides the folder name. I want to know how can I re-size the icon that shows, or remove it altogether? (I ...
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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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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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Mouse disappears after unlocking/waking after Windows 10 upgrade

Ok, thus far, I haven't been able to find my specific issue online, so I'm turning to you guys. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 (pro). Sometimes (not every time) when I unlock or wake up ...
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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Dell 1525 won't boot up to Windows 10 - cursor just flashes after Dell screen

On startup PC goes to initial Dell screen then blinking cursor. The disk, however, can be read from another machine. During an attempt to install Ubuntu, it does not give the 'windows detected option' ...
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Use a second cursor while remote user is controlling main cursor

I am frequently in web meetings where I need to give a remote user remote control over my cursor. However, I have dual monitors and would like to be able to do work on one monitor while the remote ...
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Geany text editor caret block

I have Geany installed via apt-get on debian 8. I want to set the caret shape to be a block, but i can't find any filetypes.common in my .config/geany/filedefs. How can i do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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white hand mouse cursor displayed wrong

I work in Linux Fedora 19 - KDE: the PC is a Dell OptiPlex 7010, with an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz and an external graphics card (VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [...
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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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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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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 enabled....
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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 C:\Windows\...
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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: