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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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How do I change all of the cursors on my PC, not just the ones in customize settings in Windows 10 (Home)?

OS: Windows 10 Home I know how to do the basic customization of the cursor, I have changed all of that. what I want now is to customize all the rest of the cursors, like grab, zoom-in, and especially ...
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Multiple staff Mouse Cursor Losing Focus / Keyboard Dropping while typing

Issue: For months, many in our staff have been dealing with a problem described as: Where, and When, we are typing- the keyboard drops / mouse cursor loses focus, and we have to actually click back ...
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Is it possible to disable click > highlight > "accidentals" character swap in Windows?

I have been wanting to ask this for so long and it just finally got to me. Have you ever been coding or typing and needed to click on a portion of text to highlight it and as you begin to do so, for ...
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Blinking cursor on weird places with Chrome [duplicate]

I'm seeing a blinking cursors on weird places on Chrome: on the top left of a video on YouTube, on Instagram, even on this site. How to prevent that?
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Why is the thickness of the Visual Studio cursor/caret variable?

When I move to different places on a line in Visual Studio, I notice that the thickness of the cursor changes. I am not referring to going into Insert mode, or changing any settings of either the ...
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Broken thumbnails for 1-bit (2-color) cursors

Anytime I want to view or edit my cursors, I'd like to keep them in folders. However, when I try to view 1-bit cursors (2 colors), the thumbnail previews generated for these cursors are random things, ...
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How can I make the cursor in VS Code use the arrow keys in the same way as vim?

Specifically, I want it in VS Code so that when I move the arrow key to the right at the end of a line of text it just stops in place instead of jumping to the beginning of the next line. I find this ...
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My mouse cursor is not moving

So today whilst i was doing something on the laptop my mouse started to act weird. The cursor wouldnt stopped at random times for like 2 seconds. But now my cursor doesnt even move! I checked the back ...
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In GitBash on Windows 10, how do you change the cursor from a line to a box?

I'm using GitBash on Windows 10. It seems the default cursor is a line but this is somewhat difficult to see at times. How would I make the default cursor a filled rectangle?
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Powershell cursor

I am new to this and it is a minor issue. In powershell, after scrolling, if the list is very long,it could be nice to just hit enter and be at the cursor again. But in my version, after hitting enter,...
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Inverted color cursor with custom shape

TL;DR Is there a way to have a custom (preferably tailless) cursor with inverted colors on Windows 10? I really like using the inverted color cursor on Windows 10, so that the color of the cursor is ...
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How to use X11 cursors on Windows?

I am a big fan of the redglass cursor scheme that is available on Unix systems. I want to use the cursor theme on Windows too, however, it uses a whole different format of cursors. Is there any way I ...
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Change where mouse pointer activates?

I'm trying to get a custom mouse cursor setup. I know how to change the image file (.ani or .cur), that's simple enough. The issue that I run into is where the actually point registers its own ...
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Facing cursor lag on Chrome on laptop

I have recently been facing cursor lags when I'm scrolling and zooming on Google Chrome. It doesn't occur on any other app, neither on any other search engine. I tried looking for fixes, closed Chrome ...
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Camtasia doesn't save the cursor in the GIF recordings, what could the issue be?

I use TechSmith Camtasia 2022 on Windows 10 and it doesn't save the cursor in the GIF recordings. What could the issue be? Camtasia is configured as follows: Adding cursor effects in Camtasia Studio ...
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ShareX doesn't save the cursor in the gif recordings, what could the issue be?

I configured ShareX so that it saves the cursor in gif recordings, but it doesn't save the cursor in gif recordings. What could the issue be? E.g. in the following, I click on Ask but ShareX didn't ...
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Strange cursor bug on screen connected with USB to HDMI Adapter

I connected two screens to my notebook. One with HDMI over a USB-C docking station, the other one with an HDMI-USB 3.0 Adapter. On the screen which is connected with the USB Adapter a strange cursor ...
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Cursor goes of bottom of my screen past taskbar

I have recently noticed that seemingly randomly my cursor will begin going "past" the bottom of my screen. I have no other monitors. Nothing in display settings seems to help, it continues ...
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How can I change the text cursor speed in Microsoft Windows 10?

When I hold → or ← in a text, the cursor moves to the right of the left. I'd like to change that speed, especially the speed it takes to move beyond the first character (which is much slower than the ...
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On Windows can I change the mouse cursor icon when I'm pressing the left mouse button?

You might have noticed on some video games that the cursor changes when the left or right mouse buttons are being pressed. Can I do this on regular windows? I know that in Control panel -> Mouse -&...
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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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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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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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`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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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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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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