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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Mouse cursor won't change unless I make it huge

My windows cursor is stuck on the normal arrow. It never changes to resize/caret/pointer etc. in any app across the system. It 'jumps' when it changes the hit target, but always remains an arrow. I've ...
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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro: How to edit a Windows icon?

I need help with modifying a Windows (10 Professional) icon. The change I want to make is simple: fill a hollow-arrow cursor with a color. I looked at some reviews and followed one that said Greenfish ...
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How can I offset a mouse pointer and where it clicks?

For example, if I wanted to make it so that to click (or hover) on something, I had to click 50 pixels to the left or below it. The motivation is that a game I'm playing incorrectly detects the mouse ...
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Taskbar icons stay moused-over

When I'm not mousing over the taskbar, whatever icon my mouse cursor last hovered over when it left the taskbar acts as if it still has the cursor on it; it stays slightly highlighted, and shows the ...
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Invert mouse cursor color?

Windows 10 allows for global mouse pointer color inversion in the Ease of Access Center. How can I have this in Ubuntu perhaps using the compositor?
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Unclickable buttons in Firefox after upgrading to Windows 11

After upgrading to Windows 11 (26000) occasionally in Firefox (latest version, 95.0.2) I encounter buttons that I cannot click (no "finger cursor" appears on hovering over them either). ...
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Change the DPI dynamically for mouse usage

I know in Windows it is possible to change mouse speed. However, I am wondering is it possible to this dynamically. For example, those moments you just need to move the mouse pointer a little, I find ...
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How to move cursor with xdotool mousemove

When I run xdotool mousemove 100 100 My cursor doesn't move but xdotool getmouselocation seems to display 100 100 and also it seems to trigger interaction at that location like if I append click it ...
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Almost invisible cursor on VNC client

I'm running RealVNC Viewer 6.21.406 on Ubuntu 20.04.3 and VNC server on Raspberry Pi 4. The mouse cursor is almost invisible in the viewer when inside a window pane in VS Code or terminal. I set the ...
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Cursor jumps when crossing boundary between multiple monitors - it works fine near the top of the screen but gets progressively worse near the bottom

I just got a new monitor and am experiencing a strange issue - the cursor will jump a different amount of pixels when switching monitors, depending on the height of the cursor. Like this: There's a ...
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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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Mouse pointer hard to see in terminal

The normal desktop mouse pointer is a white arrowhead. It changes to a faint I beam when it moves over an active mate-terminal. I am using the Mate desktop 1.20.4 in Debian "buster". If I ...
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Missing cursor on windows 10?

A family member has a laptop with Windows 10, and the cursor has completely vanished. It's present at the login screen, and gone immediately after. They usually use a wired USB mouse, but the trackpad ...
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rdesktop: how to change mouse cursor color from white to black with `-m` option

To speed up my rdesktop connection from a Linux machine to a Windows machine I use the option -m to not send mouse motion events: rdesktop -m I guess this disables the Windows machine mouse and only ...
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How can I fix my shaky mouse when presenting my work computer on Microsoft Teams

I have a shaky computer mouse when I am presenting in Microsoft Teams recently. These are the conditions when it happens: I'm using RDP to remote in to my work computer which is running Windows 10. I ...
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Reducing cursor size in GIMP

Using GIMP 2.10.18 on Linux Mint. The cursor is huge as shown in the attached image, making it difficult to do work with any kind of precision. Is there a way to reduce the size? I've worked with GIMP ...
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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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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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Locking graphics tablet to one screen (dual monitor setup)

I am using an old "Kanvus Office 54" graphics tablet with a Windows 10 laptop PC and I'm looking to restrict the tablet's output to just one of my two screens (I have a dual monitor setup ...
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MacBook Pro Cursor Lag

I am on a 2019 MacBook Pro running Big Sur, but this problem has carried over from previous updates. Basically, my cursor lags every two seconds or so for about a quarter second, at a consistent ...
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How to increase mouse pointer size in X410 on WSL2?

I've got X410 running on my Windows 10 system. I've got a 4k screen on the laptop and another 4k attached to it. I've bumped up the Windows cursor sizes just to make it easy to find my mouse. However ...
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Mouse Cursor Larger when HDR mode is off, Windows 10

Have an odd one here. I got a 4k TV and used it as a monitor. A Hisense H9G. My secondary monitor is an Asus monitor. Card is a Nividia 1080. All running on windows 10. Because i don't expect my now 2-...
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How to move mouse by xdotool in all 4 diagonal directions?

How to move mouse by xdotool to quadrant II or IV of the display? (What I mean by "quadrants".) Moving mouse by xdotool to quadrant I is working fine this way: mousemouve_x=100 mousemouve_y=...
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show location of pointer when I press the _____ key

In mouse options there is an option: show location of pointer when i press the ctrl key Can I trigger it with a different key instead? I want the "mouse sonar" feature enabled, but I use ...
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Mousepointer always shows a scrollbar or black square

Recently Windows 10 started to corrupt my mouse pointer and it ends up showing a horizontal scroll bar or a black square based on what I hover with it. It becomes almost unusable because I need to use ...
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Mouse on windows only works properly with USB hub

When I am using Windows 10, my mouse freezes for a short duration after leaving the pointer still for a little bit if it is plugged directly into my computer. It works just fine if I have it plugged ...
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Raspberry Pi, RealVNC, how to change mouse cursor from an x to an arrow

The Raspberry Pi is running Raspbian Buster and VNC Server 6.7.1. The Pi is headless. I connect to the Pi from a Windows 10 machine via VNC Viewer 6.20.529 (r42646) x64 (May 29 2020 13:14:30). All is ...
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Can't move mouse cursor

When I turn my PC on, my mouse cursor is freezed, I can't move it to any direction, but all buttons are working and the leds are on. First I thought my mouse had broken because if I test it on another ...
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Add second virtual mouse cursor

I'm currently using Zoom for online meetings and am looking for a way to add a second virtual mouse. With Zoom there is the possibility to give a participant control over the mouse. The disadvantage ...
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Windows 10: Cursor switching to one with mini scroll bar (seemingly randomly)

My cursor recently started to randomly switch to a cursor with the arrow on a mini scrollbar (see circled). Sometimes it is a vertical bar but sometimes it can be horizontal as well. If I go to "...
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Mouse showing LED but no pointer on screen

OS: Windows 10 Model of my mouse: A4Tech OP-620D For the past few days I'm facing the following stated problem with my mouse. When I turn on my desktop, the mouse pointer doesn't appear. But the ...
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How to disable mouse cursor control using arrows? [duplicate]

I did something and now the mouse pointer moves when I press the arrow keys. This is very inconvenient, for example, when editing text. In the operating system settings, keyboard pointer management is ...
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Cursor comes back to center

Just a little background before I start the question: I have set the power management settings such that whenever I close the lid of my laptop, it won’t go to sleep and it works perfectly fine. Now, ...
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Mouse pointer issue (cursor "skips" or "slips" and doesn't change cursor image)

I have a bizarre issue with my pointer. Most of the time, it works fine. Few times per week the following happens: Everything looks normal but when I hover over something that should trigger a cursor ...
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My cursor has a wrong and static icon

My cursor is showing as a static text-type mouse cursor. As in when you put the arrow with your mouse in a text document, only that there never was any arrow. It no longer shows an arrow at all, and ...
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My screen has a dead "click" zone(invisible window)?

The weirdest thing is happening to me - there is a dead zone on my screen where I can't left-click up on the right side of the Screen. On SO, it covers parts of the toolbar. I can click the left two-...
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Two cursors mirrored with click

I am looking for a way to have 2 cursors that move simultaneously with one mouse. Also with simultaneous click and hold action. Im trying to use it for art project where i have 2 windows open ( a ...
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How can I make my mouse cursor invisible but still working

I am playing a Emulator that does not give me the possibility to make the cursor invisible. Is there a way to do this within windows? Maybe with a batch or a script, or via settings? I am on a ...
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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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Zorin OS displaying black screen and glitchy cursor instead of login screen

I have a 2006 MacBook which kept beach-balling after login and I couldn't do anything, so I decided to install Zorin OS. It is a very good OS and I am enjoying it, but it often has this weird and ...
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Auto flying mouse on my laptop

In my laptop a problem is occuring that mouse cursor is automatic moving, and shift key is pressed hence there is no problem in keyboard. So I tried to solve these problems but I haven't found any ...
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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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How do I disable the double mouse cursor in Teamviewer?

I'm seeing a double mouse cursor when using TeamViewer. It happens whenever I move the mouse. It's like there's a mouse trail or a slow mouse. Why is it that? How do I get rid of it?
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Why the cursor start to jump and stop with phone movement?

My hp mouse cursor start to jump around when my Samsung phone gets closer to it. When I move my phone away from my laptop, then it starts to work. I found this too odd, if any body knows why? Please ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 cursor artefacts

OS:Ubuntu 16.04 PC: Lenovo B-570 All updates installed. I have a garbage around cursor that interferes to see some text or picture. Command sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme helps for a ...
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Adding trail designs to windows cursor

I want to know if it's possible for me to have the same effect and desing this web page has but on my pc (the trail of the pointer), not in a webpage but in my desktop for example. https://...
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Windows desktop issue: pointer 'prints' on the screen

I've recenly installed windows 10 on my dell XPS15 (L501X). I have this issue: at random times, the mouse pointer 'prints' on the screen the scroll icon, overimpressed on any opened program, and the ...
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Where to find/download Windows 10 Ink cursors/pointer?

While using a pen, Windows 10 (since the introduction of Windows Ink) has this nice special cursor and also respective animated versions of it for other states ("busy", etc.), it's just like the aero ...
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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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