Finding the cursor

Alan Corey alan01346 at
Fri Oct 9 20:06:39 PDT 2015

re: Finding the cursor

Oops, window manager is fvwm

On 10/9/15, Alan Corey <alan01346 at> wrote:
> I don't think I posted this before.
> The cursor changes depending what it's over, and if you've got
> something like an 1920x1080 screen full of mostly rxvt windows then
> most of the time it's an I-beam.  That can be hard to spot if you've
> looked away or been away.  MS Windows, XP at least, has an option to
> go to a big cursor if you do something like hold down a ctrl key by
> itself for more than 2 seconds.  The activating keystroke could be
> different but is there an easy way to do that with X?  Something so
> the application-specified cursor gets overridden temporarily and you
> get a cursor that jumps out at you?  Big, animated, flashing,
> something that doesn't blend into the desktop?  Then back to normal
> once you let go of that key.
> I spend about 99% of my time in X these days, there isn't much I'd
> change.  Window manager of choice is rxvt, OS is OpenBSD.
>   Alan
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