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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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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Visual Studio 2019 cursor is too tiny(1px)

I have Visual Studio on Windows 10 with VsVim extension.The blinking cursor is way too small for me to see it(i think vsvim caused this). The cursor is at line 38, in case you can't see it. image Can ...
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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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How can I make my cursor autofocus on a search field in any given webpage

In the past when using Chrome with Windows 10 my cursor would jump to the first relevant input field on any given page (e.g. Google Translate, or Amazon). On my new PC this no longer happens. Instead,...
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Cursor keeps taking off on its own. Surface Pro 4 using MS docking station and second monitor, Windows 10

Notice it most often in Outlook, but also in Excel, IE and Edge. One second it's there, the next second I hit enter and I've opened another program or am typing in Skype instead of where I started. I ...
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Linux kernel cmdline “vt.cur_default” explained

I like my console cursor to be a nonblinking white block. Call me crazy ;) I am using the Linux kernel cmdline parameter "vt.cur_default=0x700711". This works fine, for example, on my ...
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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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Mouse Cursor Changes from Screen to Screen

When I turned on my work computer on Monday morning, my mouse had all of a sudden changed on my primary screen. It is now a text only cursor. It does not change from pointer, to text, to pointer ...
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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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Cursor in windows 10 shows one icon on external monitors and correct on laptop display

I noticed my cursor stays as the arrow over text. I tried rebooting but it still shows that way. Changing cursor to ex the black cursor does nothing, cursor stays as a white arrow. Dragging cursor to ...
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Mouse cursor on Dell laptop keeps making slight moves

(I am using a Dell Latitude 7490 running on Windows 10 Pro Version 1909.) On a pretty consistent basis, my mouse cursor will move slightly on its own, never more than a centimeter's length, in a ...
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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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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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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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