How do I control cursor movement and size?

Asked by Duane Prugh on 2012-09-30

I'm trying to slow down mouse action and make cursor larger with trails - Ant help?

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

please open a terminal and provide more info

Give the results of these commands

1) cat /etc/lsb-release && uname -r

2) xinput --list

Thanks

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

For LTS 12.04 and Unity open system settings (top panel, right corner),
https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/

section hardware → mouse.
https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/mouse.html

Resizing mouse cursor can be done by dconf-editor (needs installation of dconf-tools).
Then alt+f2, run dconf-editor.
Navigate to
org.gnome.desktop.interface

and set cursor size. Logout-in to apply.

Or install a large cursor theme (e.g. big-cursor, universe repository) or from gnomelook.org or any other preferred web site, then enable it by the cmd below and logout-in.

sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

In case compiz is troubling (there're still open bugs) try this.
http://www.ubunturoot.com/2010/05/how-to-change-mouse-cursor-in-ubuntu.html

Afaik the trailing feature comes from a compiz plugin which is in compiz-plugins-extra.
To apply you need CCSM, compizconfig-settings-manager.

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