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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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Can a program detect if the mouse is physically lifted off the desk? [closed]

I'm sure there are specialised computer mice for gaming that could perhaps detect this, but I'm curious whether in general there might be a way, some change in the mouse input signal that can reliably ...
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I have this annoying scroll wheel icon next to my cursor

I have this annoying scroll wheel icon next to my cursor: I hate this so much it stops me from scrolling but it goes away for a second when I return it back it appears again. How can I fix it?
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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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White pixel irregularly appears/disappears on Windows 11 + disappears on mouse over

I'm puzzled. I have been doing some gaming on my Lenovo laptop lately and two days ago I noticed a white pixel on my Windows 11 desktop. Moving a dark background window over/under that pixel actually ...
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Perixx Perimice-718 wireless mouse lagging on Linux

I've tried using Perixx wireless mouse Perimice-718 under Ubuntu 22.04 (kernel 5.15.0-86, Xorg 21.1.4-2) but the mouse keeps lagging behind even with fluent movement over single screen. I'm moving the ...
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Mouse cursor isn't visible - how to fix?

I have an old Windows 10 computer with a Logitech MX wireless mouse. This morning, when I woke my computer, the mouse cursor had disappeared. Rebooting did not solve the problem. How do I get the ...
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How many counts does a mouse need to report to move the windows cursor for 1 pixel exactly?

How many counts does a mouse need to report to move the windows cursor for 1 pixel exactly? Is it 1 to 1 perfect match? So that if I have a 400 DPI mouse and move it for 1 inch, the cursor would move ...
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What are the purposes for the Location Select and Person Select cursors?

I have been making custom cursors for Windows for a living. My whole time of doing so, I memorized all 15 roles. However, when I used Windows 10 in 2019 due to an update, I noticed two extra roles ...
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How can I change the cursor that shows when you type without replacing it? (beam_r.cur)

I have found that most paths to cursors are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cursors\Default, but there is no registry value for changing beam_r.cur ...
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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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Mouse Pointer FPS is very low

I'm having a mouse pointer issue Windows 11. The issue is that the pointer displayed on the screen is not refreshed very often. It makes the pointer feel sluggish. I'm not referring to mouse pointer ...
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Windows mouse cursor resolution

As far as I know, Windows 10 automatically changes the size of mouse pointers (cursors) depending on the DPI settings of the display. The relations between DPI and the size of cursors are roughly as ...
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How to switch mouse pointer shape or size when crossing monitors?

I have dual/triple monitor, and I need different mouse pointer size on each monitor. I'm looking for a way to change mouse cursort depending on the monitor where the mouse cursor is at. Can it be done ...
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Faded windows 10 cursor

It's hard to explain, basically I noticed that my cursor, compared to other cursors I see online, is almost all white with no black borders to highlight the cursor. I searched if anyone was having the ...
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Windows 11: How to prevent mouse cursor going off screen to other, switched off monitors?

I have 4 monitors connected to my Windows 11 system. But I don't always use them. Most of the time I just use one monitor and the other 3 are switched off. However, each time I move my mouse too far ...
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Dynamic color mouse cursor on Windows 10?

As far as I can tell the mouse cursor color can only be set to a static one. This is not great at all, it would be much better visibility wise if it would react to whatever it is on the screen under ...
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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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How do I stop my trackpad leaving cursors all over my screen?

On my Windows laptop, when I double-finger scroll using the trackpad, a little icon pops up next to the mouse cursor, and when I stop scrolling, the icon usually disappears. Occasionally, the icon ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. It no longer shows a standard arrow icon at all

I am on Windows 10 Pro x64 and 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 ...
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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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