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Questions tagged [cursor]

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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Any news about sticky cursor while scrolling in Emacs? [duplicate]

This is just a remake of the question Don't change the cursor position when scrolling in Emacs: it is almost six years old so I thought maybe there are some news. As explained in that question, I ...
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Got blinking cursor with no OS installed_Can't install fresh copy too

Previously used :Win 10 Got a blinking cursor at boot. Formatted entire partition and tried reinstall, but it always stuck at blinking, at the first restart process of the win10. Got multiple entries ...
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What's causing my window drag delay?

I have a strange issue: When I drag a window on its title bar with the cursor, nothing happens - the window stays there for a while until some time or cursor movement. In other words, there is some ...
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How can I disable custom mouse cursors in Chrome?

Some sites actually use the cursor: url(some_horrid_cursor.png) CSS property. Is there a way to disable this in Chrome without having to trust yet another extension?
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How to disable “Project to a screen” in Windows 8.1?

When I start Windows, it goes into 'black screen with mouse cursor' mode. Sometimes, but not always, I can use WinKey+P, to get it to render signal to display. Usually I can't. I can't get the right ...
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Mouse cursor randomly jumping in opposite direction

My mouse cursor randomly starts moving in the opposite direction I move it in. quite often it just shoots into the corners/side of my screen, and I have to wait until I can start using my pc again. it ...
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Cursor options for Adobe Reader in Full Screen mode

I've made the change from Powerpoint to Beamer for most of my stuff. There is just one last detail that I need to address. When I use Adobe Acrobat Reader in Full Screen mode as a presentation ...
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Windows 10 Mouse Randomly Stops Working

having an issue with a new PC whereby the mouse randomly stops working. When it stops working it has the following: Cursor shows on screen. Mouse laser/light still on. However it cannot move or ...
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Wired mouse cursor moving extremely slow

I have a wired HP mouse that has been working fine for many months with my laptop. Suddenly the cursor started moving extremely slow. I have read other online articles on this issue but nothing seems ...
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How do I change Windows 10 cursor to run between both monitors?

First, how do I change my mouse back to one cursor controlling both of my two monitors and moving freely between both monitors? Now there is one cursor on each screen and neither cursor will move ...
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Cursor switching default/progress on Windows 7

Recently the cursor started been like this: Changing the resolution of the screen or switching cursor type don't solve the problem. It only happens at the default cursor, hovering a link (cursor ...
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Everything I put cursor over seems I like I want to select it

this checkbox appear on any file I put the cursor on. I don't know what activied this (the last thing I remember I did was install Microsoft Money 2000, to open a .ofx file I received). How do I fix ...
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Why my keyboard & trackpad of macbook Pro Retina 2015 13'' is not responding? Even PRAM does not help to reboot it?

I am newly using MacBook Pro Retina but soon I am facing the problem of not opening the login screen. I hear the start up chime & tried for PRAM (using Command + Alt +P +R keys) as per the ...
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How do I create a second mouse cursor on Surface 3 (not pro)

I would like one cursor for my touch pad / external mouse, and a second one for the touch screen, both operating independently of one another. I use both simultaneously quite often and am irritated ...
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How to move text cursor to the next location quickly? [closed]

I need to fill text inside the quote brackets, which locate in unpredictable places in the file. Is there a way to fill them quickly without having moving the cursor manually? NASA, “” [Stagnation ...
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Prevent cursor appearance switching in macOS

When using macOS, the cursor appearance will change very often. For instance, it will switch from an arrow to a hand when you hover over a link in Safari. It will also get updated when you hover over ...
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MS Word - Scroll document at the middle of the page?

It would be fantastic if MS Word allowed us to automatically start scrolling the document at the middle of the page, so we don't have to move our eyes from top top till the end of the screen (...
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MacOS and Windows - Can you move your cursor between them

On Windows (and I assume MacOS too), you can move your cursor between multiple displays (both connected to the same computer). Is there a way, using third-party apps or natively, to allow movement of ...
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M705 wireless logitech mouse does not function anymore. No show of cursor on monitor

Is there a common problem that explains the possible lack of cursor on monitor with the mouse. It doesn't work anymore. I used it for several years without any trouble, indeed it is a great mouse. ...
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Make cursor not select a text field when switch browser tabs

I started using Vimium for Google Chrome and it is great. There is only one problem: When I cycle through my open tabs and I visit a tab like facebook, the cursor goes immediately into a textbox of a ...
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c# Insert Fixed Text to Cursor Position

I would Like to add to my Visual studio a shortcut or addin to add fixed text to the position where the cursor is on. For example : this is my current cs File: public void foo(){ int x = 4 ; **cursor ...
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How does TeamViewer control my cursor?

I've read multiple posts on how TeamViewer establishes a connection to the computer, but none of them seem to explain how it actually moves the cursor on the screen or clicks. What commands is it ...
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Mouse cursor randomly moving

I have this strange problem with mouse cursor moving slightly in all possible directions. I run a Win10 machine and it only seems to happen if I'm connected to the internet. I thought it could be a ...
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Is there a way to rotate mouse movement with 45 degrees to the right?

Recently I got an ergonomic mouse (Delux M618 https://www.amazon.com/Delux-M618LU-Vertical-Ergonomic-Comfort/dp/B00D19KF7U). Trouble is due to the shape, the way my hand feels most comfortable holding ...
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Strange Looking Cursor on New Pc

brand new optiplex 5040 and the mouse cursor looks.. odd. As if it isn't being smoothed at the edges or is running at a lower colour depth? It's most noticeable on the loading wheel. It just looks ...
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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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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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Macro (on button) to modify row where the cursor is

I want to be able to have a button on an Excel sheet, place cursor on any row/column on the sheet, click on button and the entire row defined by cursor row/column will modify (color fill and maybe ...
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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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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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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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Graphical Bugs (cursor problems, flickering windows) with 4k at 60hz on Windows 8 and 10

I recently purchased a 4k tv to use as a monitor. I was easily able to get it to work at 30hz by using the windows screen resolution dialog. However, it took me awhile to get it to work at 60hz - ...
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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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Can you hide LG Magic Remote's cursor on webOS 2? [closed]

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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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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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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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)

I have this annoying problem where my cursor on a select few documents comes up as the cursor shown in this picture: How do I change this? I have a brooding suspicion that this is a Windows feature ...
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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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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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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 ...