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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Change cursor offset windows

I want to customize my cursor within windows settings. The problem is when I set it to an ico file, the actual pointer (anchor) is at the top left of my image. I want to have it moved to the center. I ...
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How to lock the X cursor in VNC?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B I've been running some graphical applications on it that lock the cursor (Minecraft, as an example). On the Pi (server), the cursor locks to the center of the window. But in ...
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Can I customize the pointer size, color, etc. on the Windows 10 Home lock/logon screen?

I'm running Windows 10 Home ver. 21H2. I've customized the pointer and cursor size and color for my user account. Can I do it for the lock screen?
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Cursor moves after endqoute in VS Code

Whenever I type double quotes, the cursor moves outside to the right of the end quote. It is extremely annoying. I cannot find an appropriate setting to control this behaviour either. Is there a ...
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Cursor getting stuck and flickering when moving fast

So, I re-installed windows 11 on my laptop, then this issue happened to me, So, I'm a Minecraft player and I need to move my mouse fast, but, windows doesn't let me do that, like, when I move it fast, ...
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Why am I losing cursor control when gaming in bootcamp/windows10/Steam

Setup: 2017 27" iMac (high spec). Samsung SSD T5. Logitec G304 wireless mouse. PS4 controller. Usage: Mac OS for internet and social media. Bootcamp/Windows10/Steam for gaming. 90% of usage is ...
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Windows 11 - Touchpad movement feels sloppy and too smooth, not sharp

I recently upgraded my Acer Aspire 3 (Ryzen 5 3500U) laptop from Windows 10 to 11. In Windows 11 the touchpad doesn't feel the same as before, I notice some sort of lag in the movement of the cursor, ...
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In Iterm2, can I have a new window start the prompt and cursor at the bottom of the window?

I frequently clear my Iterm2 window (⌘-K) or open a new tab before starting a long-running task. I would like the new tab to have the command prompt and cursor at the bottom of the window, not the top....
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After long sleep, screen goes blank if mousing over certain things

I have an HP Laptop 15-dy1751ms. If it sleeps for a while, (I don't know exactly how long) the screen will go blank if the cursor is hovering on different parts of the screen. (not caused by clicking) ...
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How to improve the visibility of stylus cursor in OneNote

I record my lectures on a Windows 2in1 using OneNote. And I have the issue of the tiny dot cursor from the stylus which has been brought up elsewhere (as pointed out by music2myear below). The tiny ...
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Remapping cursor input from a touchscreen to another screen

Essentially what I want is to use one touchscreen, define a certain area on that touchscreen then remap all cursor/pointer input from that touchscreen onto an area on another normal screen, somewhat ...
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Thick White Line Under Cursor

This started happening after I copied from a google doc to a word doc and I can't get it fixed. Also, the margins are messed up and will not go back even when custom changed.
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`MouseMove A_ScreenWidth, A_ScreenHeight` loses precision

Quote from the documentation: A_ScreenWidth, A_ScreenHeight: The width and height of the primary monitor, in pixels (e.g. 1024 and 768). I expected the following code to move the cursor tip at the ...
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Audacity: stop playing and move cursor to playhead?

While playing a track, I want to be able to press a button and stop what I'm listening to and move the cursor forward to that location (essentially more like pausing than stopping). But even pause ...
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How can I make Ctrl + Backspace and Ctrl + Del work in SecureCRT?

I found that these shortcuts were very useful for me. How can I make a new one to delete a whole word in SecureCRT?
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Blank blue screen with cursor Windows 11

What happened: Blank blue screen with mouse cursor when unlocking PC (this doesn't always happen) No apps show a GUI. What could fix the problem temporarily: Rebooting the computer or signing out and ...
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Remove cursor from pdf

I open my PDFs with MS Edge. 2 days ago my cat got on my keyboard & since then there's this cursor showing on every PDF I open. I cannot remove it and scrolling the pages are quite annoying with ...
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Custom mouse cursor theme reverts back to default theme after every restart

I downloaded a custom cursor icon theme, and saved it in a new theme in Mouse Properties. Every time I restart or power-on the PC, it reverts back to the default theme (called "none"). By ...
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Why does my cursor jump across random lines in a specific PDF document and how do I stop it?

I'm trying to work with a PDF document that has a lot of tables and numbers. My ultimate goal is to get the data on it to Excel. Visually the document looks absolutely fine, but it appears that my ...
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Can't see the cursor after Windows 10

If I boot Ubuntu, I can see my cursor. If I boot Windows 10 on my machine, I can't see the cursor. How can I fix that? enter image description here Be aware that I use a stand mousepad with my laptop. ...
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Closing lid causes image to reset on external screen

I have been attaching my laptop to my TV for streaming (of things I can't get on my TV). I set the laptop such that I can close the lid and not put it to sleep. The problem is, when I close the lid on ...
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Oculus as normal window 10 mouse

Seems the handheld device of Oculus VR is called oculus touch. Is there any way to use the oculus touch as a win10 mouse? (it is fine to switch on the headset) So when I swing the device in the air, ...
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Cursor returns to center when using external screen and closing laptop lid

I have been attaching my laptop to my TV for streaming (of things I can't get on my TV). I set the laptop such that I can close the lid and not put it to sleep. The problem is, when I close the lid on ...
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How to modify shadow "position" for cursors in Windows 10?

I would like to modify the location / rendering of the cursor shadow in Windows 10 such that it is not at it's current offset while enabled. How can this be done?
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Can't use cursor select in cmd or atom

I am running Windows 10. When I run any of the three programs: cmd windows terminal PowerShell atom I am not able to cursor select text (i.e. highlight the text with the cursor). I have tried ...
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Windows Vista Cursors [closed]

I am currently using Windows 10 Pro, but I want to have the Windows Vista cursor since I am more used to it. Though, I don't know where to download them. Where can I get them?
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Wild cursor on ASUS laptop

ASUS laptop---cursor goes to the top right corner of the screen intermittently. Have not been able to locate the cause. Very intrusive when typing. Just upgraded to the current version of W-10. ...
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What is it when everything gradually freezes except cursor keeps moving?

I have a dual boot setup in my PC having Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20. In both the operating systems, sometimes after logging in, clicks stop working in some part of the UI. Gradually rights click stops ...
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How far does the cursor move when you hit the arrow key?

How far does the cursor move when you hit the arrow key? I am assuming it is a standardized movement in millimetres. Obviously it is dependent on the font size when a larger size is used, but I work ...
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How to duplicate mouse cursor movement and clicks on windows?

Basicly what I'm trying to achieve is when moving my mouse I want to have second cursor duplicating everything I'm doing with my mouse ideally on second monitor or at least in second window or maybe ...
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Mouse Cursor on External Monitor

I'm having a strange issue with Windows 10. I have a Laptop with two external monitors. Out of the blue my cursor starting showing only the "working in the background" (white arrow with blue ring next ...
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Cursor for chrome doesn't automatically focuses on the address bar for "incognito window"?

It works fine in normal mode but doesn't focus on incognito window: Chrome no longer focus address bar after opening a new tab current Version 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) (64-bit) CMD+SHIFT+N ...
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Mouse cursor moving in a square

I tried using my wireless mouse yesterday (which wasn't used for roughly 2 months) on my desktop, and i noticed that i couldn't move it in any way, i could just press the two right and left buttons. ...
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Multiple cursors in Microsoft Word

A really useful feature in TextMate is multiple cursors, as described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc5EdZmpmQ Are multiple cursors possible in Microsoft Word?
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Windows 10 Cursor goes off screen to the right

How can I stop my cursor from going off the right side of the screen. Would like it to stay on the screen and not get lost off to the right. Hopefully a simple fix!
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Macbook Air cursor from trackpad freeze every 5 seconds

Macbook air OS high Sierra (10.13.4 v). The cursor from the trackpad freeze every 5 seconds, and when you click start moving again, but If you stop moving it, it will freeze again 5 seconds later.
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Increasing the mouse pointer size for a tutorial video

I am running Windows 10. I would like to make a video tutorial by recording my screen. To do this well, I think my mouse pointer should be more noticeable than it is at its default size and color. ...
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How to change the cursor color to be seen against grey background in Microsoft Word?

I'm wanting to change the cursor color because, I want to change the page background, and when I do that, the cursor seems to blend into the background. What I did to find a solution: I did change ...
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in chrome browser (or any browser), when you select a word and then use the arrow keys to move the cursor, how is that done within the browser?

I am trying to understand how the cursor works within web browser and how the arrow keys move the cursor and the highlighted text (as I see on most websites it changes line accurately most of the time)...
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How to adjust a custom mouse cursors click position in windows 10

I made a custom mouse cursor (a simple semi-transparent circle to look like a touch position instead of a cursor), and set windows to use it by selecting it in the mouse settings, however the position ...
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Should be simple...MacOS Click+Drag on Desktop...how to change drag select box colours

Hope you can assist with a small query. Does anyone know how to adjust the colours from the default greys, of the drag select box on MacOS Desktop? See image.... Drag select box
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Cursor stops blinking after a few seconds on Windows 10

When using various applications the cursor stops blinking after a few seconds of inactivity. The symptoms: For example - if you are typing in Notepad and stop typing in about 5-6 seconds the cursor ...
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Enable software cursor in x11

I am using XVFB to create a virtual screen buffer on my headless virtual machine. I noticed that XVFB is not by default rendering a mouse so I am trying to enable a software rendered mouse to get the ...
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Is it possible for the mouse to influence the cursor?

A user i just visited had a cursor that was weirdly distorted - it looked like someone merged the standard cursor with the text marking "I" cursor. Someone said i should have tried swapping the mouse....
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Mouse pointer jumps around screen by itself

Today, the cursor on my computer (ASUS Zenbook UX331U, windows 10) suddenly started jumping around randomly by itself. Video: https://youtu.be/O2UEBpdsUXQ Note that the circles are taps (touchscreen ...
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Is there a shortcut or macro to move the Notepad++ cursor to the next search result?

I am looking to automate the cursor movement, and I do not want to manually move the mouse to click on the search result line in the text window. How do I move to the next search result?
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How can the cursor position in VIM be synchronized on multiple machines?

I know that vim can remember the cursor's position of a previous editing session. But this feature is not so helpful while I'm working on a C source file both at home and office using two machines. ...
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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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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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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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