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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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Mouse cursor look reverts to default after reboot

I recently upgraded from Microsoft Windows 7 to 8.1 and noticed that my mouse cursor changes its look from my custom one to the Windows Default one after I reboot my PC. How can I make the changes ...
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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 image gets stuck in window 7

My windows 7 install has a strange problem of sometimes the scroll wheel picture that the mouse has gets stuck on the screen. It's hard to explain in words, so heres a picture. Picture of my problem. ...
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Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system

I'm curious, is it possible to use Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system. By this i mean the smooth animation it has..? (Noob alert) EDIT (Tip: from comment): OS: Windows ...
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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 ...
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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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Cursor moving about at random

How can I regain control of a randomly moving cursor which seems to have a mind of its own. It jumps to a new screen position at random resulting in my typing 'inserting' itself where it should not be ...
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vim inside tmux: throws “E388” with <C-Left> in insert mode [duplicate]

I've read that in insert mode in vim, one can use <C-Left> and <C-Right> to move by words. This works for me, but only as far as I don't run vim inside tmux terminal splitter. When inside ...
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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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Moving past the cursor in Microsoft Word

I want to write in the space (which I have marked in red) beside the picture in Microsoft Word. However, the cursor is just stuck at the bottom, beside the picture. Is there anyway I can utilize the ...
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How to change mouse pointer icon in Xfce Debian 7 Wheezy?

I copied the cursor theme (oxy-neon or Oxygen Neon) to /usr/share/icons and from Applications Menu -> Settings -> Mouse, I am able to see the new theme. I clicked on it and the pointer doesn't change. ...
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Vbox ubuntu cursor flicking, any static themes?

Asus n550jv, host - new clear windows 8 64 bit, latest video drivers, virtualbox 4.3.4 with guest ubuntu 12.04.3 64 bit with automatically installed guest additions. According to this and this I give ...
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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 ...