Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 0
Text editor cursor disappears sometimes.

Using: Ubuntu (Lucid) / Gnome (desktop PC not laptop).

EDIT: Just to be clear when I say cursor I am not talking about the mouse pointer but the blinking cursor which shows your current text entry position when entering text.

Sometimes when using a text editor the cursor suddenly disappears. After this has happened using the arrow keys to move the not-there cursor also does not work. I can however click on the document with the mouse pointer and enter text wherever I just clicked even though the cursor is still not displayed. This has happened with both Gedit and with a light-weight text editor called Leafpad. The only way to restore the cursor is to close the editor and reopen it, then it works again. This has happened about 10-20 times over the last few weeks, so not that regularly but it is very annoying.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Many thanks.

Last edited by mattst; 08-02-2010 at 09:50 AM.
Old 08-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Check Mouse Preferrences Settings

Check your Mouse Preferrences Settings.
There may be a setting which causes the mouse pointer to disappear when you have not used it for some amount of time during which you only used the keyboard.
0 members found this post helpful.


cursor, disappears

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mouse cursor disappears after login on ubuntu version 10.04 kc4mts Linux - Software 5 08-20-2010 09:50 AM
Mouse Cursor Disappears mitchmiller Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 07-11-2006 07:07 PM
mouse cursor disappears Qwirt Linux - Software 0 07-29-2004 03:40 AM
kde 3.1 cursor flaky - disappears hooya27 Mandriva 3 04-17-2004 03:41 PM
mouse cursor disappears tayal Linux - Newbie 1 04-15-2004 01:58 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration