Disappearing mouse cursor in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros (KDE Plasma, Linux MInt e.t.c)

I've recently had the annoying bug on my Plasma desktop of my mouse cursor disappearing after a couple of seconds. The only way to see the mouse was to constantly move it. Annoying. Fortunately after a day or so of Googling I found the answer. It seems to be caused by an Ubuntu app, unclutter responsible for hiding the mouse. All you need to do is uninstall it

sudo apt-get remove unclutter

Restart and you will find that your mouse remains visible.
Worked for me, I hope it works for you.


RudY said...

It works good. Thanks for sharing.

It was plasma ... ;)


RudY said...

Good work. Thanks for sharing.


Sigit Prasetyo said...

2013 and it's still 'unclutter' indeed. had been scratching my hair for two noights for this problem, and your post solved it. thanks for sharing.

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