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Questions tagged [mouse-cursor]

For questions about the symbol or graphical image used to represent mouse movement. It signals the point where actions of the user take place. It is distinct from the cursor, which responds to keyboard input.

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“Hide cursor while typing” never worked [duplicate]

My work is heavy typing oriented so I always tick "Hide cursor while typing" ever since I started seeing this option. But it has never worked. In all software, including word/ excel/ browser/ chat ...
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How do I customize the “Grabbing Hand” cursor?

I've been customizing my cursors in Windows 10, but I notice when I go to Control Panel>Mouse>Pointers, there's no option to customize the grabbing-hand icon that appears in PDF readers and web pages, ...
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Mouse enters the second monitor at different positions

When my mouse cursor is in monitor one it can be at height X, but when I move it horizontally to monitor 2, suddenly it's at height X+2cm. How do I fix this? From the picture above you can see that ...
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How to enable/show mouse cursor on bootloader-screen? [migrated]

BITS 16 jmp short _start ; Jump past disk description section nop ; Disk description table, to make it a valid usb OEMLabel db "usb-label" ; Disk label BytesPerSector dw 512 ; ...
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Is there a way to show an outline around the mouse cursor on mouse down on OSX?

Is there a way to visually show when the mouse is down or up in OSX? This would be OS wide. For example, the trackpad has different click pressures and I want to see when the mouse is down. I would ...
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Why doesn't my custom cursor settings load after I shut down and open my laptop on Windows 10?

So, I customized the cursor setting, and I made my mouse look like a carrot :). But after I open my laptop back up it goes back to the default cursors. I am able to go to the control panel and load ...
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Can I have multiple mousepointers on Windows (or any other OS)? [duplicate]

Very often, I think it would be useful to have two mousepointers on one Computer (it could be especially useful when using more than one screen, but I even see the benefit when using just one monitor.)...
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Logitec MX Master S2 Bluetooth smoother than unifying receiver

Windows 10 machine. Install Logitec software and setup without any issue. But I constantly have the bad experience with pointer movement. I cannot move the pointer precisely to any specific spot. But ...
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Windows 10 - Mouse pointer freezes every few seconds (tried multiple mice)

I have Windows 10 1803 - I just installed KB4340917, this was happening before that - and that didn't fix it. About 24 hours ago (I've changed nothing) my mouse started freezing for 0.5 seconds at a ...
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Mouse cursor appears during Games

from 2 days this problem happening. during game-play(windowed or full-screen) suddenly mouse cursor appears(with a sound notification but nothing shows on the notification area) on the screen and the ...
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Cursor moves and opens things on its own on my PC

I have disabled many of the HIDs as someone suggested which helped for about 5 minutes. I cleaned the cordless Logitech mouse's sensor and pads. Can I open it to get at the sensor better than from ...
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xmonad: mouse hover hook

I'm trying to make xmonad focus the window underneath the pointer when the mouse is moved, regardless of which window is focused. This was addressed in this question; however, the provided solution ...
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INF CopyFiles Directive - Copy Cursors To Non-Default Folder

I'm using this INF template that installs cursors to "C:\Windows" using the DIRID 10. My problem is that I want to install the cursors on "C:\NonSystemFolder" (ideally using %SystemDrive%). I used a ...
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Dual monitors - temporarily disable mouse travel

I'm using Windows 7 with two monitors and sometimes move my mouse to the wrong screen accidentally. For example, I'm used to moving my mouse to the bottom left/bottom right corner to press start or "...
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Outlook 2016 ctrl-arrow key navigation not working

I have a problem in the email-editor in Outlook 2016. Normally I can use ctrl-left arrow and ctrl-right arrow to move the cursor in the editor by a word. This works in every text field on my PC except ...
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Mouse cursors doubles on Windows during drag and drop operation?

I am using software piece that uses quite old components from the DevExpress company (previous versions of their current products) and those components allow drag and drop. This software has worked on ...
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Is there a way to tell which monitor the cursor is currently on? [closed]

I need to know which monitor the cursor is on for a Rainmeter skin i am working on. The skin is made for a small touch screen, but when ever i tap it, it "steals" the mouse cursor away from the main ...
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Cursor changes appearance and position in Windows 10

I've had this issue for a while and no amount of updating or rebooting seems to make it go away. This is for a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 Family Edition. Once in a while, for no reason ...
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How can I allow my mouse cursor to pass from larger monitor to smaller based on relative positioning? [duplicate]

I currently have a monitor setup like below: +----------------------+ | | | | +-...
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What's causing this visual glitch with my mouse cursor?

This problem is infuriating enough that I wrote a small program to reproduce it. Take a look at the gif below. What's happening is a persistent distortion of the "working in background" cursor. Any ...
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How to change cursor size on raspberry Pi Debian?

I am new to Linux and trying to make the cursor for my Raspberry Pi larger and am using raspbian. I downloaded "larger mouse cursors for X" but cannot figure out how to open it. Is this even the right ...
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Intermittent “working-in-background cursor” in Windows

I work on both a new Windows 10 machine (i7-7700) and a 7-year-old machine running Windows 7 (i3-3225). Both have 16GB RAM, SSD primary drives, and task manager shows plenty of CPU and memory free. ...
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No Cursor - No recent changes

I turned on my computer yesterday AM and it started normally, except there is no mouse cursor. I have made no changes (hardware or software) since I last used it & it worked fine. In the BIOS ...
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How can I change the line weight of my mouse cursor?

My new laptop (an HP Spectre x360 15") has a 2160p display, and I'm finding it difficult to quickly find the location of the cursor in some instances. I think this is because, despite setting the ...
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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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My mouse keeps disappearing when I click to switch tabs in chrome, why?

SO I recently bought a Lenovo ideapad 310 and for some reason when i'm using chrome or a word document for example, when I click to switch tabs in chrome or use the scroll bar in both word or chrome ...
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Windows 10 cursor dissapeared after update

So, I had Windows 10 for about an year and everything was ok, until 2 days ago. When I went to my laptop (Asus F550JX if it helps) I found out that my cursor was missing from the computer. I checked ...
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Mouse pointer moves automatically and interact with applications

I have an acer laptop with windows 10(x64) (6gb/1tb) The issue The mouse pointer sometimes move automatically, click some places, right click some places, drag some windows, close some windows and ...
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Can I use Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Oculus Rift's Virtual Desktop?

Virtual Desktop is an app for the Oculus Rift VR headset that allows you to use your PC in VR. You control the mouse using the joystick of your Xbox One controller. But I'd like to control the ...
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Cursor not Anti-aliased

Don't be confused by the cursor that appears when typing texts into a text field. The cursor that is being talked about here is the mouse cursor (or the mouse pointer). I just got a new laptop (specs ...
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Displaying a custom animation at the click location on Windows 10 in response to an event

There are plenty of programs regarding the alternation of the cursor appearance, especially for the Mac OS in which one can change the look of the cursor, on for example mouse events, with beautiful ...
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Is it possible to make mouse pointer bigger/enlarged when shaked (like in Mac OS), but in windows?

It is very convenient to find a mouse pointer in mac OS as shaking of the mouse enlarges the pointer for a couple of seconds. I hope we can do the same for windows too. Can we? I googled a lot but no ...
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In OSX the cursor often covers a tool tip you want to see. Is the orientation of the cursor able to be modified?

In OSX, the "hand" cursor and the arrow pointer often are oriented so as to cover an underlying tool tip. Normally, this is not a problem. However, sometimes you want to see the tool tip but can't. ...
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brightness issue when mouse over the link in windows settings

i've just bought a new asus laptop ux330ua with preinstalled windows 10 pro on it. Issue: when i mouse over the link in windows settings(for example) the screen becomes darker little bit then when i ...
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VirtualBox Windows 7 guest mouse only moves when the mouse is down

I am running a VirtualBox virtual Windows 7 machine and I have a problem. when I move my mouse, it doesn't hover over anything in the virtual OS. it's only when I click does the mouse move to the ...
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USB lag when mouse cursor changes

Please, do not consider this question as a duplicate of this one -- it’s not an Intel graphics problem in my case and the issue is a bit different. I’ve got a new PC with Windows 10 and experiencing ...
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How can I customize the Windows “drag” and “copy” mouse cursor?

When dragging or copying items (with the mouse) in different programs, Windows displays a specific mouse cursor. How can I change this cursor? It's not possible through the standard "Mouse" control ...
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Optical mouse moving cursor on its own

I have an optical mouse. Apparently is from Weibo but in the mouse definition it doesn't specify the model. I bought it one or two months ago and it was perfectly fine, without any problems. Now ...
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mimic mouse pointer on second screen

Lets say I work on product x. To update product x I need to perform a lot of steps which cannot be scripted. Assume that 10 customers use product x and need an update. Instead of performing all the ...
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Custom cursor animated effects trail

There is this great addon for WoW that allows you to add FX to the cursor and they create a trail effect that allows you to easily find the cursor, this trail and effect can come in a variety of FXs, ...
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Mouse cursor on multiple screens with different PPI

I'm using a 4K display along with a Full HD display with both almost the same physical size and it brings some mouse cursor problems to me working with it on the default Windows settings. As the ...
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How can I prevent a program from changing my mouse pointer?

I use windows 10, and I've set up my mouse pointer, with the default microsoft HID-compliant mouse driver, to be the "extra large" scheme so that the pointer is very large. However, inside a custom ...
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Mirrored display, mouse cursor missing

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 connected via HDMI to a TV. After the computer comes back from suspend the mirrored desktop on the TV display sometimes doesn't show the mouse cursor. The only way I found to ...
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set the mouse pointer to be always on top (Windows 10)

Is it possible to have the mouse pointer always on top, Even if the current program hides it? I am using windows 10.
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Windows 10 “busy processing” blue circle mouse pointer constantly spinning

I have Win10 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. The "busy" blue circle mouse pointer is constantly on. I had been using Win10 without this issue for months. It only appeared after I did a restore from ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, going into lock screen (Windows + L) sometimes results in unresponsive black screen with only mouse cursor visible

Upgrade was successful and system generally works fine with Windows 10. There are a number of similar issues on the web but not exactly the same. This happens after pressing Windows + L to go into ...
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Laptop mouse excessively sensitive and makes random movements and clicks

I have a laptop and the mouse on it is very sensitive. I have tried to adjust the settings and taken the laptop to professional technicians to slow it down but nothing works. I can be working in any ...
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How to flip mouse cursor?

I have switched to left hand mouse on my Windows 8.1 OS, anf I feel it uncomfortable with the mouse cursor slanting towards the left. Is there a way to somehow flip it horizontally so that it will be ...
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Adjust mouse cursor speed independently of scroll wheel speed

In Windows 8.1, there is one slider (hooray for simplicity) that adjusts both how many lines to scroll when using the scroll wheel, but also the mouse cursor speed. How do I adjust the two ...
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Windows mousepointer pointing up to the right

I have a bunch of mousepointers icons that I'm used to seeing in Windows 7: Two headed arrow pointing up and down for resizing vertically Two headed arrow pointing side to side for resizing ...